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The Mac Black

Sweet and tart and bursting with flavour, this apple-based cocktail from the Nordics will whet your appetite for Scandi styling.

What do you need


  • 30 ml
  • 10 ml
  • 1
  • 50 ml
  • 25 ml
  • 1 Sprig
  • 15 ml
  • 1 Part
  • ⅓ Part
  • 1
  • 1⅔ Parts
  • ⅚ Part
  • 1 Sprig
  • ½ Part

How to make

  1. Muddle the rosemary sprig in your cocktail shaker to release its oils.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker and dry-shake with no ice.

  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake again.

  4. Strain the drink into a chilled coupe glass.

  5. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

  6. To make Vanilla syrup : Add 250g white sugar, 250ml water and a vanilla pod to a saucepan.

  7. Carefully slice the vanilla pod lengthways first to release the flavour. A teaspoon/5ml of vanilla extract will also work. Heat on a medium low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to sit for an hour. Strain out the vanilla pod, bottle and refrigerate.

About this Cocktail

Full-bodied and sweet, the Mac Black originates from Copenhagen created by the very capable hands of George Booth of Lo-Jo’s Social. A fantastic cocktail for those looking for something with a Nordic touch!