October 2nd is Scottish Gin Day and what better way to celebrate than three fantastic fall cocktails featuring a Scottish Gin?

Based in the Scottish Highlands, Caorunn Gin has been handcrafting small batches of their spirits since 2000. The brand uses a blend of five Celtic botanicals including Rowen berries, in fact, the name Caorunn comes from the Gaelic word for Rowen Berries.

Along with a blend of classic gin botanicals Caorunn uses Rowan berries, heather, coul blush apple, dandelion, and bog myrtle. Each ingredient is classically Scottish and can be found within a ten-minute walk of the distillery. The unique blend of botanicals makes for a slightly spicy, invigorating gin that’s perfect for versatile cocktails.

Home Thyme Caorunn

Home Thyme

Home Thyme

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 oz. Caorunn
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon
  • 1/2 oz. Sugar Syrup
  • tsp. of Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 Egg white or 1/4 oz. chickpea water

Preparation: Shake all ingredients without ice (dry shake), add ice and shake again (wet shake), then double strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a sprig of thyme.


CAORUUN-Pink Lady Spritz BOTTLE copy

Pink Lady Spritz

Pink Lady Spritz

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 oz. Caorunn Gin
  • 1 oz. Pink Lady cordial* (or cloudy apple juice)
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • Top with soda

Preparation: Build the first three ingredients in stemmed wine glass with cubed ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a rolled red apple peel with mint leaf garnish.

*To make the Pink Lady Cordial: Chop 4 Pink Lady apples, and simmer in a pan with 1 liter of water for 10 minutes. Strain and combine 2 parts of the liquid to 1 part sugar, with the juice of 3 limes. This delicious ingredient will keep for 1 week in the fridge.


Pumpkin Spiced Spritz Caorunn

Pumpkin Spiced Spritz

Pumpkin Spiced Spritz

Recipe by Walter Pintus  

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 oz. Caorunn Gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. Spiced Pumpkin Shrub*
  • 1 3/4 oz. Soda Water
  • 5 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Preparation: Build in a glass over ice. Garnish with discarded pumpkin ash.

*Spiced Pumpkin Shrub

Ingredients:

  • 500g Caster Sugar
  • 500g Pumpkin
  • 500g Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Vanilla

Preparation: Mix caster sugar, spices and pumpkin and leave it to rest in the fridge for 48h. Add the vinegar and blend the ingredients. Fine strain bottle it and refrigerate.