The whisky mac

21 Dec

whisky mac

The twelve cocktails of Christmas
#2: The whisky mac

The whisky mac is a is a wonderfully warming mix of whisky and green ginger wine. Named after a Colonel Macdonald who invented it while serving in India, the whisky mac is a great antidote to the cold, damp British weather.

I make it with a 1:1 ratio, but some recipes call for up to three times the amount of whisky to wine.

  • a decent blended whisky, such as Famous Grouse
  • green ginger wine (Crabbie’s or Stone’s)
  1. Add equal amounts of whisky and ginger wine to a highball glass and stir to combine.
  2. Ice and shortbread optional.


2 Responses to “The whisky mac”

  1. Yana December 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    So handy, I was just looking for the cocktail ideas. Thank you, Andrea, very much for the recommendations, I look forward to see the other 11 of 12 🙂

    • Andrea December 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

      You are most welcome, Yana!

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