VIP Drinks: Caorunn Cocktails
Gin is becoming so trendy right now with pop-up gin bars springing up across the capital and around the UK, but you don’t have to go to a bar to enjoy a gin cocktail and live like a VIP.
Scottish gin brand Caorunn has given us a couple of recipes to share and we do recommend using Caorunn to make the drinks as every sip of this Scottish gin offers a truly aromatic taste adventure through the rugged highlands yet delivers a clean and versatile taste.
Relax in the garden with a refreshing drink or entertain your friends with these delicious ideas:
Blush Apple Martini – serves one
- 50ml Caorunn Gin
- 40ml Pressed apple juice
- 20ml Lemon juice
- 10ml Gomme syrup
Method: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake and serve in a coupette glass. Garnish with three raspberries on a skewer – a fresh and delicious fruity martini
Mackintosh Rose – serves four
- 150ml Caorunn Gin
- 75ml Chambord
- 325ml Cranberry or raspberry juice
- 350ml tonic
- 27drops Fee lemon bitters
Method: Shake all ingredients together except the tonic and strain over cubed ice into a highball glass. Top with tonic, twist in the juice of a lemon wedge and use to garnish – a sweet, sour and sophisticated drink that’s perfect to serve before Easter lunch.
If you’re looking for a unique drink to serve to friends and family at intimate gatherings, garden parties or for relaxing evenings on the terrace, Caorunn gin is the ideal option. It is passionately handcrafted in small batches in a unique Copper Berry chamber by Gin Master, Simon Buley, with his enviable distilling and spirit expertise. The speciality is created by infusing five locally-foraged botanicals including dandelion, heather, Coul blush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berry along with six traditional gin botanicals and natural Scottish water. Fresh and floral on the nose, this gin is clean, sweet, full-bodied and aromatic with a long-lasting dry and crisp finish.
The round Copper Berry chamber contains four large trays on which the botanicals are spread. As the vapour passes through the trays it picks up the flavours of all the botanicals in a long, slow process. When it cools and returns to liquid, now gin, the botanicals are firmly embedded in the spirit.
More about Caorunn:
The name Caorunn originates from the Gaelic name for rowan berry, which grows wild in the impressive Scottish countryside. The rowan berry is handpicked and infused along with four other Scottish botanicals to create the gin. The Scottish ingredients also inspire the modern and elegant bottle, which has five sides to represent the five botanicals.
Visit: www.caorunngin.com for further details. Caorunn available from £26.