A Break January 4, 2018

Don’t Thistle My Pink

A Great Gin from the Land of Single Malts

This cocktail was the winner of the Garden Party Cocktail Competition in Edinburgh. It’s a complex drink with a great contrast between the floral Caorunn gin and the bite of the whisky.

Gin tends to be a summer drink in my household, but this has changed my mind. The thistle gives it the last of winter, and the pink enables us to get a jump on summer.

A really cool thing at the Caorunn you can email this image and recipe to a friend. It’s all set up and easy to do–your name, their email address. Could be fun.


  • 50ml Caorunn Gin
    •    20ml Old Putney or other non-smokey whisky
    •    20ml Raspberry gomme (gum)
    •    1 Rosemary sprig


  • Martini glass


  • Thistle


  • Stir all liquid ingredients in a Boston Shaker and strain into a chilled Martini glass, rim the glass with the rosemary sprig and discard.

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