Apple Mac – A Christmas Cocktail to Warm the Bleak Midwinter
If you like a cheeky cocktail or two, this Apple Mac is a good one for warming the bleak midwinter. It’s a twist on the classic Whisky Mac. The water of life combines with the fruit of the tree of knowledge and is spiced up with some warming ginger. It makes for a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – The Recipe
- 45 ml Scotch whisky
- 55 ml pressed apple juice
- 20 ml Stone’s ginger wine
- Ice cubes
- Slice of apple cut crossways
- 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.
- Strain into a martini or bowl shaped glass.
- Float the apple slice on top, and you're good to go!
I’m sharing my Apple Mac cocktail with Highjacked by Twins for #CookBlogShare.
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