Apple Mac – A Christmas Cocktail to Warm the Bleak Midwinter

Apple Mac - A Warming Winter Cocktail

For our sins, we’re an Apple Mac household, but be not afeared, this post is not about the IT giant and its associated paraphernalia. No, this is all about festive fun and a Christmas cocktail that will warm the cockles of your heart. It should please most people prepared to imbibe over the season of merriness and good cheer. Begone bleak midwinter blues.

Christmas Festivities

I’d really like to host a Christmas party where my Apple Mac can feature, but we’re still so newly arrived, we don’t really know anyone to invite. We could, of course, blow caution to the winds and invite the neighbours. However, the house remains in a state of disorder, with a goodly proportion of our worldly possessions still in Cornwall. Next year.

Birch Branch Christmas Tree

Despite the chaos, I’ve managed to put up a Christmas “tree”. It’s actually a birch branch cut from the garden, which has been my preferred form of tree for many years now. We unearthed the Christmas decorations and there is now one corner of our house which just about passes muster on the festive and jolly stakes.

Apple Mac

My Apple Mac is a twist on the classic Whisky Mac. The water of life combined with the fruit of the tree of knowledge spiced up with some warming ginger makes for a perfect Christmas cocktail. It’s simple to knock up for a festive crowd and with its easy-going nature, it’s just what’s needed as a pre-dinner drink on the big day itself. Children apart, it’s an inclusive recipe as the ingredients are all vegan.

Apple Mac - A Warming Winter Cocktail

Apples are a very British fruit and have been particularly abundant this year. Use a good pressed variety such as cox or russet and make sure your apple slices are of a similar quality. The whisky ginger soaked slice of apple is like the icing on the cake, a delightful sweet and spicy treat. Don’t waste it. The Apple Mac is also good served over ice. Just multiply the recipe as required.

Christmas Cocktail Generator

If this Apple Mac isn’t for you, why not try this Christmas cocktail generator to find your perfect Christmas tipple. Recipes have been developed by twelve food bloggers and mixologists, including me. With or without alcohol and whether you prefer vegan, creamy, sweet or sour you’re bound to find something to suit.

Apple Mac - A Warming Winter Cocktail

Apple Mac – The Recipe

Apple Mac
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A twist on the classic Whisky Mac. The water of life combined with the fruit of the tree of knowledge spiced up with some warming ginger makes for a perfect winter cocktail.
Course: Drinks
Serves: 1 glass
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 45 ml Scotch whisky
  • 55 ml pressed apple juice
  • 20 ml Stone’s ginger wine
  • Ice cubes
  • Slice of apple cut crossways
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the apple slice and give a good shake. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a glass jar with a well fitting lid instead.
  2. Strain into a martini or bowl shaped glass.
  3. Float the apple slice on top, and you're good to go!
Recipe Notes

Multiply the recipe as required.

 

#CookBlogShareI sharing my Apple Mac cocktail with Highjacked by Twins for #CookBlogShare.

 

 

 

If you’d like to see more, there’s plenty of Christmas recipe inspiration where this one came from.

Apple Mac Cocktail. PIN IT.

 

My recipe for Apple Mac was commissioned by e-booker for their cocktail generator . I was not expected to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. Thanks to my readers for supporting the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blythe and blogging.

Comments

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      Choclette
      17th December 2017

      Thanks Angie. It’s very much a cold winter day here and I could really do with one of these – hot rather than cold though I think!

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    Kavita Favelle | Kavey Eats
    18th December 2017

    I think your birch branch tree is gorgeous! Would love to come and drink an Apple Mac with you, here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas in your new home!

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      Choclette
      18th December 2017

      Aw thanks Kavey. I’ve only shown a bit of it, but I’m really pleased. It’s the first time we’ve managed any decorations in far too long.

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    Elise Ho
    18th December 2017

    I have not ever heard of the drink you modified into this one but this does sound interesting. Is ginger wine the same as Ginger Beer?

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      Choclette
      18th December 2017

      No ginger wine is very different to ginger beer. Stones ginger wine is the classic and can be found just about anywhere that sells alcohol.

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    michelle twin mum
    18th December 2017

    The apple mac sounds really good and we have an orchard here, so an abundance of apples to make it from! Mich x

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      Choclette
      20th December 2017

      Ooh lucky you. I’d love an orchard. Home pressed apples have to be the best.

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    Sharon
    18th December 2017

    Hey Choclette. Hope you’re settling in well into your new home ❤️ I think your Apple Mac would be a lovely way to break the ice with the neighbours. You should definitely invite them over!

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      Choclette
      20th December 2017

      Thanks Sharon. We’re getting there. I think you’re right. We just need to be around to do it. Maybe New Year.

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    Claudia
    19th December 2017

    I love the sound of apple and Whisky ;-). Thanks for sharing
    Sending best regards to lovely Cornwall
    Claudia

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      Choclette
      20th December 2017

      Thanks Claudia. I shall pass on your best wishes to Cornwall, when we get there tomorrow 😀

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    19th December 2017

    Oh yes please Choclette. I know it is ratehr early, but I have just finished work and one of these would go down rather nicely! Hic!

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      Choclette
      20th December 2017

      I think a drink after work is definitely allowed, especially at this time of year 😀

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    Sean Mahan
    19th December 2017

    Wow, this apple cocktail looks so delicious!! I can’t wait to try it myself. Thanks!

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    Dannii
    19th December 2017

    What a delicious festive treat. I could do with one of these after a stressful day haha

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      Choclette
      20th December 2017

      It really shouldn’t be so stressful around Christmas, but it inevitably is. One of these is bound to help.

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    Claire Jessiman
    20th December 2017

    Sounds deliciously warming but whatever you do, don’t spill your Apple Mac on yur Apple Mac!

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      Choclette
      2nd January 2018

      Gosh, you are hard core! I’m not sure I’ve ever had a straight Whisky Mac, but I could become very partial to these Apple Macs 😀

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