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The Cauldron

(We were kindly gifted this experience but all views are our own)

Quietly tucked away on Frederik Street, The Cauldron is the latest magical experience to hit Edinburgh. With existing venues in both London and New York, it seems only right that the magical cocktail experience finds its way to the Scottish capital.

So, what does the The Cauldron entail? After all, this is no ordinary bar.

The evening starts with the all-important wand choosing. Once you've found the perfect match you'll be led to your work station where you'll receive a welcome drink - choose from beer, a cocktail or mocktail.

Next up, an immersive 1 hr 45 min class sees attendees don their robes and wield a working wand in order to mix up magical mystical cocktails.

With a little help from your potion's master, mix up the magical ingredients in the cauldron, cast your spell and voila! Cocktails that change colour, bubble and smoke.

The first cocktail you will conjure up will be the Transformative Tonic. Carefully follow the instructions on your scroll, mix up the liquids from the viles, add the secret ingredient and watch your cocktail magically change colour.

Next, it's time to make 'Lost Thyme' using a working cauldron to whip up a bubbling, smoking cocktail using ingredients grown in the grounds of The Cauldron itself.

As part of the experience your party will be led to meet 3 mythical creatures including an a thousand year old lamb dragon and a basilisk that lurks round the sewers of Edinburgh. Cast a spell, again using your working wand, and receive either a beer, cocktail or mocktail from the creature of your choice.

By choosing to cast our magic over the basilisk, we both received an exclusive beer brewed in collaboration with Scottish company Innis & Gunn - the '3 Sister's Pale Ale.' A delicious, delicate ale infused with rosemary, honey and thistle.

The Cauldron is a charming, quirky venue, full to the brim of magical regalia and wondrous working equipment.

Although this is a largely self-led workshop, your potion master is just a wand flick away. This is a great way to spend a fun-filled, magical evening with friends.

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