Macca Special
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Macca Special
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The Macca Special cocktail is a tropical mix that encapsulates the flavors of a sunny beach vacation. It blends the sweet and nutty flavor of coconut rum with the tangy ... more The Macca Special cocktail is a tropical mix that encapsulates the flavors of a sunny beach vacation. It blends the sweet and nutty flavor of coconut rum with the tangy and fruity taste of pineapple juice, topped off with the crisp and refreshing effervescence of lemonade. Typically served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a light and breezy drinking experience, making it an ideal choice for outdoor gatherings or as a relaxing summertime sipper. The combination of ingredients results in a harmonious balance between the rich coconut, the acidic kick of pineapple, and the carbonated zing from the lemonade, transporting the drinker to an island mindset with every refreshing gulp.
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Coconut rum
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12% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Macca Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add three shots of Malibu and three shots of pineapple juice to a highball glass with ice
Stir to chill then top up the glass with the lemonade and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Macca Special?

The Macca Special is best served in a highball glass, cold. After stirring the ingredients (coconut rum, pineapple juice, and lemonade) together, it should be topped with ice. The cold temperature enhances the flavors of the coconut and pineapple, making it a refreshing cocktail option.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for coconut rum in a Macca Special?

Yes, if coconut rum is not available, you can substitute it with white rum and a splash of coconut extract or coconut flavored syrup. This combination will mimic the tropical flavor profile that coconut rum provides to the Macca Special.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Macca Special?

A slice of pineapple or a lime wedge works beautifully as a garnish for a Macca Special. Adding a small umbrella or a maraschino cherry can also enhance the tropical aesthetic and appeal of the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Macca Special compare to other common cocktails?

The Macca Special has a relatively low alcohol content at 12%. This is lower than many traditional cocktails, such as a Margarita or a Cosmopolitan, which typically range from 20% to 30% alcohol by volume. The Macca Special is a great option for those preferring a lighter cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a Macca Special to make it my own?

To customize a Macca Special, consider experimenting with different types of citrus sodas instead of lemonade for a unique twist. You can also adjust the ratio of coconut rum to pineapple juice to find your preferred balance of sweetness and tropical flavor. Additionally, trying out various fruit garnishes or adding a splash of grenadine for a touch of color and sweetness can make the drink uniquely yours.

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