Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week is coming to the capital from 14 – 21 October 2019 and to celebrate, both Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Apex Grassmarket Hotel have crafted bespoke drinks for the occasion.

What’s more, we’re proud to be the Official Hotel Partner for Edinburgh Cocktail Week and we’re giving you 10% off stays with us during the festival and all-access wristbands from just £6. Find out more about how you can sip and stay for less here and read on to find out how to make our signature cocktails…

Earl’s Martini

Our Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is giving you the chance to try its one-of-a-kind cocktail, Earl’s Martini, made using its very own bespoke gin. The 1819 was created in collaboration with Eden Mill to mark the Waterloo Place Hotel building’s 200 year anniversary. Come in and try an Earl’s Martini for just £4 with your Edinburgh Cocktail Week wristband during the festival.


37.5ml The 1819 Gin

12.ml Lemon Juice

12.5ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

10ml Sugar Syrup


Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake well. Double strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Lady Marmalade Martini

Our Apex Grassmarket Hotel is shaking things up (literally) with this Lady Marmalade Martini. Inject a bit of excitement into your life with this delicious drink, and come along to sip it for just £4 during Edinburgh Cocktail Week with your wristband.


25ml Eden Mill Oak Gin

25ml lemon juice

25ml orange juice



Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake well. Strain and serve in a martini glass with a flamed orange peel as a garnish.

If you join us for a drink during Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2019, don’t forget to share your experience and tag us @apexhotels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.