1 Aug 18
With summer in full swing and the temperature showing no signs of dropping, there’s no better time to discover new places to catch up with friends and family over a relaxed drink.
Chillfest is an independent event created to showcase the vibrant bar scene in Leith, giving people a taste of the town and what it offers. It will bring together 18 of the best cocktail bars in the city including Malmaison, Toast, Woodland Creatures, The Roseleaf and many more.
On arrival, guests will receive a wristband which costs just £5 and entitles them to any of the participating bars’ cocktails for just £5 each. It’s all for a good cause, too: 60% of the proceedings from the event go towards two Leith based charities: Projekt 42 and Citadel youth. What more excuse do you need?!
Here at Malmaison Edinburgh, we’re looking forward to getting involved, and have created a bespoke cocktail specially for the event. ‘Leith's a Peach’ is a vibrant gin-based cocktail which captures the fun nature of Malmaison.
Join us from 2nd August to enjoy the cocktail freshly shaken by our in-house mixologists, or alternatively we’ve included the recipe below so you can recreate the flavour of Chillfest at home!
Leith’s a peach
35ml Leith Gin
15ml Passoa Liqueur
15ml lime juice
10ml sugar syrup
Spoonful peach purée
Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and strain into a Hobstar glass. Top with crushed ice, mint and a dehydrated lime slice.
Leith Chillfest will run from 2nd August to 2nd September.