Summer at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh

In addition to their delicious afternoon tea, this Summer The Sheraton Grand have a tantaslising treat in store for those who would simply like to take time out for a quiet drink.

One Square is taking its innovative gin partnership with Pickering’s Gin outdoors with the launch of the One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace. This dedicated gin spot, which flows from One Square Bar onto Festival Square, will be open summer-long and will offer gin lovers the chance to celebrate a G&T whilst soaking up the exciting summer city atmosphere.

Pickering’s, regarded as gin pioneers with a quirky twist, has unveiled its Marvellously Mixed Musical Martini Maker which has been created especially for the Gin Terrace. A first in the world of gin, this brand new labour-saving device has been designed to perfectly stir mixed drinks to the rhythm of 78rpm. It uses the Pickering’s patented musical infusion technology to create perfectly poured cocktails from the brand new Peacocktail and One Square cocktail collections that are available on the Gin Terrace throughout the summer (£8.00 each).

To add to the buzz of the Gin Terrace, Pickering’s Brand Ambassador Paul Donegan will be in situ on key dates over the summer to guide guests through a gin adventure. Sessions will include Martini Masterclasses that take a look at the history of the Martini and teach guests how to create the perfect Martini at home. These interactive classes will include a flight of Martini samples using the Marvellously Mixed Musical Martini Marker. Marcus Pickering, self-confessed gin nut and co-owner of Pickering’s Gin, will also star in the summer programme with his exclusive “Meet the Maker” events where he will share the history of Pickering’s Gin and its phenomenal growth with guests over a G&T, or two.

The partially-covered Terrace has been brought to life with iconic art installations by Pickering’s Gin, fresh summer branding, botanical-themed floristry and vibrant lighting. One Square has also invested in a brand new super-effective heating system to keep guests toasty on the Terrace on even the chilliest of days. A range of small plates will be available on the Terrace all day long, featuring dishes such as haggis bonbons, Isle of Mull cheddar and courgette chips served with spiced hummus.

Highly Recommended

Having tried this Summer experience for ourselves (purely for research purposes), we can highly recommend the gin cocktails.  And the tasty nibbles were the perfect companions to compliment the botanical flavours.

The One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace will be open from 17th June until the end of September.

For more details, including the Programme of Summer Events, please visit

To reserve a table on The Terrace, please call 0131 221 6422 or email