Friday Night in – Be your own Mixologist, Caorunn launches coffee table book of global cocktails
January 11, 2019
Caorunn, Scotland’s leading handcrafted gin, is inspiring gin lovers to ‘think outside the glass’ and create their own cocktails with the launch of The Caorunn Cocktail Collectionbook.
In a bid to inspire cocktail creativity amongst gin lovers, Caorunn have partnered with drinks connoisseurs, Difford’s Guide, along with over 120 selected bartenders to create an exquisite guide and collection of cocktails.
The hardcover book will look chic and beautiful on any coffee table. The contents feature easy to make cocktails which have been created by leading mixologists from across the globe, from some of the world’s leading cocktails bars, from London to Singapore and New York. Each cocktail is easy to make and is accompanied with expert knowledge, insight on balancing flavours and simple to follow tips. Recipes from the UK include Coul Blush Kelpie, a zesty cocktail from Leeds, Blythswood Square Punch, a spicy drink from Glasgow and Iceberg Blossom, a refreshing tipple from London.
Simon Difford, founder of Difford’s Guide, selected each cocktail alongside Caorunn’s Master Distiller, Simon Buley.
Simon commented: “We had over 200 cocktails submitted with entries from around the world and it was good to see how both Scotland and the Scottish botanicals in Caorunn influenced these recipes – even those submitted by bartenders in countries far away and who have never visited Scotland. The aim of the book is to inspire people to have a go at making gin cocktails and creating their recipes at home. The cocktails selected to appear in the book have a broad range of styles and flavours and are suited to different drinking occasions and use ingredients you can grab in your local supermarket. We also have a section on how to make cocktails at home so this book is great for novices to experts.”
Caorunn’s Master Distiller, Simon Buley is extremely enthusiastic that gin lovers across the UK will have an opportunity to learn and experiment with Caorunn: ‘Every day, worldwide, thousands of gin cocktails are conjured up, from new takes on the classics to more diverse fusions. But sadly, many of these creations are fast forgotten, which is why it’s great to be collaborating with Difford’s Guide so we may bring to life and importantly, also record some fantastic Caorunn cocktails which have at their very heart our patient craftsmanship.’
All of the drinks created for the Cocktail Collection show an empathy for Caorunn’s story of apple serve and Scottish craftsmanship, which sees its distinctive local botanicals, including Coul blush apple, heather, dandelion, bog myrtle and rowan berry act in harmony with traditional gin ingredients and flawless Scottish water. A taste which has helped the gin grow year-on-year to become one of the top five super premium gin brands within the UK* and is today celebrated by judicious drinkers.
Caorunn Gin lovers are encouraged to follow the creative process behind the book, and indeed share their recreations of the finished cocktails via the social media hashtag, #HighFiveToGinwhich refers to the five botanicals inherent in the gin, and the five sides of the sleek Caorunn bottle.
W: Caoruun Gin