Don't be surprised if you occasionally hear someone exclaiming "it comes in pints? I'm getting one" from a popular bar in Edinburgh. You see, the latest pop-up offering from The Cocktail Geeks is inspired by Lord of the Rings and has been earning rave reviews from fans, according to the Daily Record.
The drinks team, who previously created pop-up bars inspired by everything from Game of Thrones and Harry Potter to the Walking Dead and Stranger Things, are taking advantage of the recent release of the latest TV show inspired by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.
So, speak friend, and enter; as 'There and Back Again' is themed after The Lord of the Rings, The Rings of Power and The Hobbit, with fans in the Arches-based bar enjoying themed cocktails based on the fantasy series.
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The specialist team have created cocktails including drinks with names like The White Tree and Boil Em, Mash Em, Stick Em In A Stew.
Fully decorated, there are plenty of references to the films, books and TV series such as a full Shelob model above the bar and a replica of the sword Narsil.
Posting on its Facebook page, The Cocktail Geeks wrote: "Our Tales of Middle Earth selection takes inspiration from the vast wealth of Tolkien's writings to serve up some incredible cocktails. Whether you're new to Middle Earth or a lore purist, this is an adventure you don't want to miss."
It's proving popular with fans, earning a top rating of 4.5 out of 5 on the travel review website TripAdvisor.
One fan wrote: "Best find ever! Stumbled across this brilliant bar in a quirky railway arch, they design cocktails around regularly changing themes that run through decor and menu.
"Current theme is J.R.R. Tolkien and it really works cocktails are complex and creative, designed in-house by clearly talented staff, who are friendly and knowledgeable as well. Would definitely recommend!"
While another shared: "Amazing bar with great views of Edinburgh! We traveled just for this cocktail experience to see there and back again, and wasn’t disappointed, the whole design of the bar is great if you are a LOTR fan!"
A third posted: "Went for the there and back again theme. The cocktails were fantastic, loved that some needed a riddle to be solved to get them and absolutely loved the decorations.
"The soundtrack from the LOTR movie was played which I loved."
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