Celebrating World Gin Day, with The Ivy on the Square and Oro Gin
Every month has its own national day to celebrate, but June might just be one of our favourites, as it plays host to World Gin Day (June 9, FYI). And this year, Team L+F decided to celebrate in style, by helping two of our fabulous clients team up for the perfect way to mark this auspicious occasion: two limited-edition gin cocktails available exclusively at The Ivy on the Square for the month of June, created using new Scottish gin, Oro Gin.
Regulars to The Ivy on the Square will already know that they make a mean cocktail, and the two new offerings helped add a splash of local flavour to the offering, especially with a delicious new Scottish gin in the mix. Both cocktails were designed by The Ivy on the Square’s bar manager, Jon Niemi, and Head Distiller of Oro Gin, Ray Clynick.
The Melville paid homage to the fluted column of the Melville Monument in St Andrew Square, which commemorates Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville. Blending Oro Gin, RinQuinQuin peach aperitif, Lillet blanc aperitif, soda water and lavender syrup, The Melville is a refreshing yet almost floral cocktail with a grown-up kick. Meanwhile, The Multrees is a bold and silky drink with a unique flavour, comprising Oro Gin with Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters, and is a nod to the designer shopping destination, Multrees Walk, which is just a stone’s throw from the restaurant. Both unusual and so delicious!
We were delighted to launch these fabulous new cocktails on the terrace outside The Ivy on the Square, overlooking St Andrew Square and that gorgeous view over to Fife, on a bright summer’s evening earlier this month. Attended by some truly wonderful press and bloggers, including Scot Street Style, Elevator Musik, This Little House, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Scottish Field and Edinburgh Evening News, we all enjoyed an evening in the sunshine, sampling the cocktails, along with some very generous portions of The Ivy on the Square’s tempting bar snacks, of course.
If you like the sound of these gorgeous gin cocktails – you’re not too late! Get down to The Ivy on the Square to sample them for yourself, but be quick, as they are only available to order until Saturday 30 June!