When an email from the PR folk at Martin Miller's popped into my inbox inviting me to a gin masterclass at my favourite cocktail bar in Edinburgh, I could not refuse. The event was not advertised anywhere and I did not know who was attending but as it was The Last Word Saloon this did not bother me at all. I have spent many a Saturday night sampling their fabulous cocktails (sat at my favourite cushioned window seat) and I was delighted to be going back - even if it was only a Tuesday!
That said, I delighted when I found my friend Emma from Edinbug nursing a strawberry and peppercorn gin cocktail. Emma had not been there before and I suggested that she ask for the Last Word Revisited - my favourite and served with great showmanship at this bar.
After sampling a couple of strengths of Martin Miller's Gin (Original and 40% Westbourne) we moved on to cocktail making. I knew the evening would be a hit as The Last Word Revisited was indeed the first cocktail we 'mixed'.
I am partial to cocktails ( especially Gin variants) as I do love the variety the offer and indeed the showmanship. I *loved* that our next cocktail was served in a light bulb no less!
All this early eek cocktail sampling was beginning to take its toll and I was relieved when the folks at Bon Vivant sent us a range of canapés to keep us upright.
Overall, it was a super evening and I now know far more about Martin Miller's than I did before ( which was very little). And here's a final shot of the wonderful bar - I have tried to capture its quiet, civilised, grown-up ambience which is why I prefer to to some others in the city.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Ann x
Wearing Bella Freud 1970 jumper, old levis and Ash suede ankle boots.