The Mac Black Cocktail


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 Apple Juice
  • 10 ml Calvados
  • 1 Egg White
  • 50 ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary
  • 15 ml Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 Part Apple Juice
  • ⅓ Parts Calvados
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1⅔ Parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • ⅚ Parts Lemon Juice
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary
  • ½ Parts Vanilla Syrup

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!