Barstar Of The Day: Aug 18th. Sam Baxendale

Crossing the city again Richard finds himself in a basement he visited last year but which has since changed hands and name. Kin is a convivial neighbourhood cocktail bar with some fine spirits that makes all its own soft drinks. The tonic and soda water, soda, lemonade, cola, ginger beer and cocktail syrups are all homemade.

Favourite Drink: Daiquiri

Name: Sam Baxendale

Age: 31

Bar: Kin

Background: Born in Hounslow but the family moved to Bolton when he was three. At eighteen he moved to Edinburgh having traveled around India, Sri Lanka, North Africa and parts of Europe. He studied architecture at Edinburgh Napier University but decided that managing a nightclub was so much more fun. After a spell at Monteiths, Bramble and Bon Vivant he met his now business partner Jody and set up Kin.

Ambition: To be the foremost producer of anything containing coconut.

Favourite Drink: Daiquiri (50ml Banks Five Rum, 25 ml freshly pressed lime 10ml sugar syrup)

https://www.facebook.com/kin.edinburgh.bar/