Don’t Thistle My Pink

This drink 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 an autumn look, but the pink lets us hold on to the summer just a little bit longer. Besides, Indian Summer is out there somewhere, and a great time of the year.

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. We’ll bring you more Caorunn cocktails as we wind down to winter.


•    50ml Caorunn Gin
•    20ml Glenlivet
•    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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Josh is an author, former blogger, media critic, x-Capitol Hill legislative aide and White House assistant, business consultant, idea marketing specialist, a squatter at the global village virtual bar and an alpine rock gardener where he lives in Woodstock, NY.