A range of botanical cocktail recipes served piping hot and bursting with flavour.

Dark nights, cosy fires and a classic film on the TV call for one thing: a Winter warmer cocktail. You have most likely heard of mulled wine and cider all served warm but piping hot cocktails are a delicious rarity that we’re thrilled to share with you. 


Of course, it wouldn’t be a Highland Boundary recipe if it didn’t include a touch of the Scottish wilderness so we’ve curated our favourite Winter cocktails, all certain to warm up your hands, satisfy your taste buds and all using our range of botanical spirits. 

 


Rosy Glow 

rosy glow botanical cocktail

Featuring not one, but two, of our Highland Boundary botanical spirit range, the Rosy Glow cocktail is a fusion of festivities and natural flavours. A wonderfully Autumn and Winter inspired drink - best served on a cosy night in.

Start by pouring the Birch & Sloe liqueur, Birch & Elderflower spirit, apple juice and bramble juice into a saucepan and gently warm. Try not to boil. Rim the glass with a wedge of orange and coat with sugar. After a few minutes on the heat, take off the saucepan and pour carefully into the glass. Garnish with bramble and a slice of orange and you’re good to go.

  • 50mls Birch and Sloe Wild Scottish Liqueur
  • 25mls Birch and Elderflower Wild Scottish Spirit
  • 50mls bramble juice
  • 150mls apple juice
  • Bramble and orange slice to garnish
  • Orange wedge to sugar rim the glass
  • Powdered sugar
      

 

Warm Berry Wonder 

Warm Berry Wonder Botanical Cocktail


To create this fruity flair with a red berry twist, begin by pouring our Birch & Elderflower liqueur into a saucepan with cranberry juice and elderflower syrup and slowly warm without boiling. Use a wedge of lemon to coat the rim of the glass that you will serve in and coat with powdered sugar. Once all of the ingredients have heated for a few minutes, carefully pour into the glass and finish off with a slice of apple to garnish. 

  • 50mls Birch and Sloe Wild Scottish Liqueur
  • 50mls Elderflower syrup
  • 150mls cranberry juice
  • Slice of apple for garnish
  • Lemon wedge to sugar rim the glass
  • Powdered sugar

 

Apple Dookin'

Apple Dookin Botanical Cocktail

A beautiful blend of warm Winter spices with a fruity fusion. This is such a simple recipe, simply place all of the ingredients below into a saucepan and allow to warm for a few minutes to let all of the glorious flavours combine. Pour into the glass or mug to serve and garnish with a couple of small apple slices. 

  • 25mls Birch and Elderflower Wild Scottish Spirit
  • 50mls Birch and Elderflower Wild Scottish Liqueur
  • 200mls apple juice
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 slices of orange
  • Apple slices

 

Highland Fling

Highland Fling Botanical Cocktail


Warm, fruity and bursting with Winter flavours. That’s our Highland Fling cocktail recipe. Start by adding the liqueur, bramble juice, apple juice, cinnamon stick and nutmeg into a saucepan and slowly heat. Use the orange wedge to coat the rim of the serving glass and top with powdered sugar. Allow the ingredients to fuse together for a few minutes then pour into your glass. Complete by garnishing with a slice of orange and you’re ready to serve. 

  • 50mls Birch and Elderflower Wild Scottish Liqueur
  • 50mls bramble juice
  • 150mls apple juice
  • 25mls Lemon Juice
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground or grated)
  • 2 slices of orange (and orange slice for garnish and orange wedge to sugar rim the glass)
  • Powdered sugar

 

Coorie Doon

Coorie Doon Botanical Cocktail


“Coorie Doon” is a Scots phrase for a warm hug from a loved one or the comforting feeling of wrapping yourself in a cosy blanket just a little tighter. That warm, comforting feeling is exactly what the flavours of our Coorie Doon cocktail recipe aims to encapsulate. 


Slowly warm all of the ingredients except the orange garnish in a saucepan. Keep at a steady temperature and avoid boiling. Once nicely heated for a few minutes, carefully pour into a glass or mug. Pop in a slice of orange to garnish and you’re ready for serving. It’s that simple!

  • 50mls Birch and Sloe Wild Scottish Liqueur
  • 25mls Larch and Honeysuckle Wild Scottish Spirit
  • 150mls cranberry juice
  • 25mls lemon juice
  • 25mls plain sugar syrup
  • 3 small pieces of fresh ginger
  • Slice of orange for garnish

 

If you try out any of our Highland Boundary Winter warmer recipes, then be sure to share a few snaps with us! You can reach us on our social media channels at the bottom of the page. 

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