How to Make the Caorunn Gin’s Afternoon in the Highlands

How to Make the Caorunn Gin’s Afternoon in the Highlands
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A sophisticated take on the classic G&T, this cocktail involves a fermentation process that brings a concentration of acidity, fruitiness and umami notes, all embraced with some quinine aromatics and a hint of floral smoke, for an extra layer of flavour.

Caorunn An Afternoon in the Highlands
Yield: 1

An Afternoon in the Highlands

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Cocktail Tip from world class mixologist, Walter Pintus: This straightforward recipe can be built directly in the glass, over ice cubes. If you don’t have a measure, you can use the screw cap from a bottle, which takes roughly 10ml of liquid.

Ingredients

  • 40ml Caorunn Gin
  • 30ml raspberry cordial or raspberry fermentation
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 40ml tonic water
  • 2ml peat whisky (we like to use anCnoc Peatheart)

Instructions

Raspberry Cordial:

  1. Stir together 500 grams of caster sugar with one litre of water and 200g raspberries in a pan.
  2. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Let it cool down, strain and refrigerate. 
  4. If using a raspberry fermentation, weigh 20 grams of raspberries, add 5 grams of salt and wait three to four days. 

Cocktail:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Stir, stir, stir
  4. Strain into a a rocks glass over ice
  5. Garnish with wildflowers

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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