Let’s begin our journey in the heart of Edinburgh’s high street, where the famous Juniper resides. Located in the former drawing room of the old Royal British Hotel, Juniper’s concoctions draw upon this historic pedigree, but each with a fun, open-hearted twist. As its name suggests, these artisans love their gin, sampling liberally from Opihr Spiced, Arbikie Kirsty’s and hometown hero Edinburgh Gin. Their Juniper2 – a fruity burst of Edinburgh Elderflower Gin, kiwi puree, apple foam and fresh lemon – is an absolute delight. But don’t pigeonhole these maestros just yet, because their non-gin drinks are just as good. The luxurious Ordinary Madness in particular, concocted from a heady mixture of vanilla Stolichnaya, espresso and salted caramel syrup, is sure to get you buzzing.