Best Buys: Pick up a Scotsman cocktail for a bargain price

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WHEN IT COMES TO drinkie-poos, The Scotsman staff are experts. With the help of mixologists at the North Bridge Bar (our former HQ), we've created a cocktail, containing Hendrick's Gin, muddled phy-salis and red grapes, lemon and sugar syrup. Usually £7, Best Buys readers are offered two Scotsman cocktails for £10, until the end of June.

• The Scotsman, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh (0131-622 2900). Open Sun to Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri to Sat 11am-1am.


Foodies are always banging on about Scotland's natural larder, but this online business features companies that tap into our local beauty resources. It sells products including Pure Lochside's Organic Arnica Body Treatment Balm (42), which contains Highland pine oil, and Spirited Soap's Islay Single Malt Lavender Hand Cream (5). Until the end of May, customers will get a Thistle Soap Company soap bar (worth 3) with every order – choose from seaweed and aloe vera, lavender, or oats and honey. Plus, new customers can also get 10 per cent off, just type in the code NBSnew10% at the online checkout.


Haven't cast off your winter pallor yet? Then get along to this spa, as it has just launched a two-hour long Skin Reviver package (110), which incorporates an Espa Salt Scrub and Skin Brightener Facial. Plus, each Best Buys reader who books one of these packages before the end of this month will also get a two-course lunch at the hotel's Hadrian's Brasserie (usually 14 each) and gratis use of the gym and spa facilities.

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh (0131-556 2414, Open Mon to Sun 7am-10pm.


If nothing else but a burger with all the trimmings will do, head to this independent joint, as it has just launched the "4x4", featuring four 3oz beef patties, four slices of Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion (8.95). Until 23 May, if you're hungry enough to order one of these, you'll get a free portion of fries (normally 1.50) and a soda (usually 1.50).

7/8 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh (0131-220 0036, Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm; 217 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh (0131-225 8770). Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-10pm.