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Rum Swizzle

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When ice first arrived in the Caribbean in the mid-19th century, smart, thirsty locals created something called “switchel,” a refreshing mix of molasses, water and crushed ice, which they mixed into the drink using a tool called a swizzle stick. The Rum Swizzle is simply a boozed up version of switchel, which swaps out molasses for dark rum and forgoes the water in place of lime juice, falernum and bitters. It’s terrifically thirst-quenching and tasty to boot.

The Essentials

Dark Rum
Lime Juice
Swizzle Stick
The Details


2 oz Dark Rum
.5 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Falernum
4 dashes Bitters


  • Add rum, lime juice and falernum to a highball glass and fill halfway with crushed ice.
  • Insert a swizzle stick into the glass and twist it between your palms to mix the ingredients and frost the glass.
  • Remove the swizzle stick and fill the glass to the top with ice.
  • Top with bitters and garnish with a mint sprig.

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