Maori Magic
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Maori Magic
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3.86 / 5
Maori Magic is a cocktail that presents a unique blend of bitter and sour notes with a refreshing twist. As the name suggests, there's an allusion to something exotic and ... more Maori Magic is a cocktail that presents a unique blend of bitter and sour notes with a refreshing twist. As the name suggests, there's an allusion to something exotic and enchanting about the combination of its ingredients. The fusion of tart lemon juice, the distinctively bittersweet taste of Campari, the sweetness of lemon liqueur, and the fizzy lightness of tonic water creates a complex flavor profile. This cocktail is typically served in a highball glass, offering a vibrant and sophisticated drinking experience that is both invigorating and pleasantly sharp, often garnished with a slice of lime to add an extra zest. It is a drink that might appeal to those who appreciate a cocktail that veers away from the overly sweet and leans into more nuanced, herbal and citrus flavors.
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7.1% | 2.13 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Maori Magic

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Campari, limoncello and lemon juice onto ice in a glass
Stir
Top up with tonic water
Decorate with a wedge of lime and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Campari with another ingredient in Maori Magic?

Yes, if you don't have Campari or prefer a slightly different taste, you can substitute it with Aperol for a sweeter, less bitter flavor, or with another type of bitter aperitif. The substitute may slightly alter the taste and color of the Maori Magic, but the cocktail will still be delicious.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with Maori Magic?

For Maori Magic, a garnish of a lemon wheel or a twist of lemon peel works beautifully. It complements the citrus notes from the lemon juice and lemon liqueur, adding an aromatic touch and enhancing the cocktail's appearance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Maori Magic?

Maori Magic is best served cold in a highball glass. First, fill the glass with ice, then pour in the measured ingredients—lemon juice, Campari, lemon liqueur—and gently stir. Finally, top up with tonic water and garnish with a lemon wheel or twist. Serve immediately.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Maori Magic compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 7.1%, Maori Magic falls below the average alcohol content of a typical cocktail, which can range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Maori Magic is a relatively lighter option, making it suitable for occasions when you prefer something not too strong.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize Maori Magic to suit my taste?

To customize Maori Magic, consider adjusting the balance of sweetness and bitterness by playing with the amounts of lemon liqueur and Campari. For a sweeter version, increase the lemon liqueur slightly. If you prefer it more bitter, add a bit more Campari. You can also experiment with different types of tonic water, including flavored options, to introduce new flavor notes.

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