In my (somewhat cynical) eye’s Mac’s can do no wrong. They have put out a string of very nice beer, they don’t feel the need to use preservatives and they’re advertising is clever.
Their latest products – non-alcoholic – are Ginger Beer and Green Apple.
The Ginger Beer is really like “your mother used to make it” in fact it’s a bit like the last batch of home brew stuff I made (except mine had alcohol in it – great for young nephews and nieces). It’s not as sweet and fizzy as Bundaburg Ginger Beer. It’s ‘clean’ and refreshing on ice with with a slice of lime. I also noticed that even left until the next day opened it was still fizzy so it must still have the natural yeast busy working away in it – so it is authentic.
The Green Apple drink is really nice too. Not sweet or cloying. It makes as great mixer – as winter suddenly arrived over the weekend and cool drinks are not required, but alcoholic ones are.
- Martini Glass (or similar)
- Bottle of Mac’s Green Apple
- Roses Lime Juice ‘concentrate’
- Bacardi (or vodka if you don’t have white rum)
- Some ice
Pour a couple of shots of rum into glass onto about three or four ice cubes, if it’s been a tough day, add a couple more.
A dash of lime, if you have fresh limes then use those.
The pour over the Mac’s Green Apple juice… ahhhhh! Knock that back and make another one.
I know what you’re thinking. The ice will dilute the drink, and yes it will. But unless you’re organised and have everything pre-chilled, then this is the only way to do it. Whatever you do, do not try mixing this all in a shaker (thus being able to strain out the ice), that is, unless you what to make a green apple fire extinguisher, and wiping it off the walls is a pain… a mate told me that could happen, I’d never be so stupid.
Next time your’e in the supermarket check these two latest Mac’s additions, well worth it!