This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you buy something but with no cost to you.

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

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

An Afternoon in the Highlands

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.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 2 days
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 1
Calories 192 kcal


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


Raspberry Cordial:

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


  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass
  • Add ice
  • Stir, stir, stir
  • Strain into a a rocks glass over ice
  • Garnish with wildflowers


Serving: 1gCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword An Afternoon in the Highlands cocktail, Caorunn Gin
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.