Rock Rose Gin is sharing the love. This fine Scottish gin recently invited top bartenders to express their creativity by concocting cocktails that perfectly represented this fine Scottish gin, brimming with botanicals and made with love.
A cocktail called ‘My Heart’ was a runaway winner. It’s seductively red, and so what better than My Heart as your Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe?
To give it its Scots Gaelic name of Mo Chridhe, this delicious tipple is from a recipe by talented Aberdeen bartender Ross Lawrie from one of the UK’s top venues, the Orchid Cocktail Bar in Aberdeen. In devising this simplified version of his original recipe, he celebrates not only Scottish Gin but Scottish seaweed too: it’s a taste of the pristine British coastline from the most northerly mainland distillery in the UK.
Roses for Valentine’s Day are a bit of a cliché. But ROCK ROSE… now there’s a different take on the theme.
Love and enjoy…
Mo Chridhe – My Heart Cocktail
Ingredients for one cocktail
45ml Rock Rose Gin Original Edition
Half a ripe pear (cubed)
Handful of raspberries
25ml Lemon Juice (or to taste)
20ml Sugar Syrup (or to taste)
Small pinch of Scottish Seaweed – we used Mara
Garnish: fresh rosemary
Muddle the pear and raspberry in a cocktail shaker. Add all the other ingredients and vigorously shake for 10-12 seconds. Strain into a highball glass and top with ice and soda. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.
To buy Rock Rose Gin visit www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk As well as Original Edition, the company releases seasonal editions and other fine, award-winning gins.