Cocktail recipe: An afternoon in the Highlands

Caorunn has partnered with mixologist, Walter Pintus, to curate a selection of cocktail recipes for gin fans to enjoy at home.

Published: June 11, 2020

To make the Afternoon in the Highlands, start with making the raspberry cordial.

For the 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.

Or, if using a raspberry fermentation, weigh 20 grams of raspberries, add 5 grams of salt and wait three to four days.

For the cocktail

Stir all the ingredients with ice and serve in a rocks glass over ice.

Garnish with wildflowers.

Cocktail tip from Walter: This straightforward recipe can be built directly in the glass, over ice cubes.

Modern Scottish recipe: Cullen Skink Fish Pie from Stevie McLaughlin

If you don’t have a measure, you can use the screw cap from a bottle, which takes roughly 10ml of liquid.

afternoon in the Highlands


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