Bar of The Month: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

We stop in for a drink at one of our local bars to pick up a new recipe for one of our favourite styles of cocktail.

Edinburgh is probably our favourite city for drinking whisky, and The Voodoo Rooms is one of the best spots to enjoy a whisky cocktail. The Voodoo Rooms is a stalwart of Edinburgh’s highly regarded cocktail scene, and many of its mixologists have gone on to leading roles in the city’s other award-winning bars. With a constantly-changing lineup of seasonal cocktails, there’s always something new to discover, and a great atmosphere in which to go exploring the well-stocked bar.


After this issue’s island-hopping antics, we were in the mood for something evocative of Scotland’s beautiful west coast, so Rosie at The Voodoo Rooms kindly shared the recipe for its best-selling whisky cocktail, based around the super-peaty and medicinal Laphroaig single malt, from the island of Islay.


Millionaire's short bread.
25ml Laphroaig
12.5ml chestnut liqueur
12.5ml caramel syrup
50ml fresh espresso
Shake together with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a chocolate biscuit crumble garnish.

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