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July 8, 2019

We have news of two. Hotel du Vin on Bristo Place has teamed up with Caorunn Gin while One Square on Festival Square is having a gin party on their terrace.

Once again, Hotel du Vin is making the most of the summer with a new al fresco menu; a range of Caorunn Gin-fuelled cocktails plus we even hear news of DJs every night.

We like the sound of the skewers section of the al fresco menu. King prawn and saucisson with garlic aioli presses a number of our buttons.

But then so do the steak and chestnut mushroom skewers. If you fancy something lighter then the aubergine and halloumi parmigiana skewers with a chunky tomato sauce might float your boat.

Of course, you can always book into the bistro at Edinburgh's Hotel du Vin via 5pm.

5pm often has fantastic dining offers with Hotel du Vin. For instance, book in for the pre-theatre menu tomorrow and you and a friend can enjoy two courses plus a glass of Champagne each for £19.95.

Summer gin party

Heading over to Festival Terrace, One Square are having a summer gin party on the terrace this Friday - 12th July, 6-8pm. Main pic above.

Bite Magazine have got together with One Square Gin, Garden Shed Gin, Old Curiosity Gin, Cushiedoos tonic and Fiona Laing author of The Gin Clan, for an early evening of gin-themed larks.

£25 will buy you three bespoke gin-based serves, flavoured popcorn and gin-spired flavoured ice cream. Fiona Laing will be talking about what makes gin Scottish

The gins are:

One Square – Batch 5 One Square Gin Perfect Serve made by Pickering’s Gin Distillery

Garden Shed Gin - a gin-inspired by botanicals found on the doorstep, from wild blackberries at the bottom of the garden to dandelions. Glasgow-based, the company donate a portion of their profits to environmental charities to save bees and plant trees.

Old Curiosity Gin - Nasturtium and Snapdragon Limited Edition Gin

Tickets for the event are here.

Aldi's do the business at Masters

While on the subject of gin, we have just learned that Aldi's spirits range has just done exceptionally well at this year’s Spirits Business Gin Masters.

A coveted ‘Masters’ title, the highest distinction available, was awarded to the Greyson’s Seville Orange & Persian Lime Gin , beating off stiff competition from bottles costing up to two times the price.

Flavoured gins are red hot right now. Apparently, a staggering 66 million bottles were sold in 2018 alone.