So what do you do on a hot evening when youÂ´re thirsty? well, if you donÂ´t know what to mix you start digging around in either your cocktail books or on the web.
So digging around trying to find something cool to mix up on a hot evening like this i stumbled over the Swordfighter Swizzle, made by Paul Clarke and JeffÂ Berry back in 2007. The drink is a wonder of yumminess per excellence and well worth digging up again i think.
This drink evolved from another drink that was created for a spirited dinner at Tales of the Cocktail and was later on when the Tales was finished changed a bit with some expert help from the Bum and renamed by Paul and used for that months Mixology Monday. On the blog you can also read how the drink got its name. The result is mouth watering and here is the recipe:
In a tall, 10-ounce glass, lightly muddle 6-8 fresh mint leaves, swabbing the sides of the glass with the oil.
1 ounce Cruzan Light rum
1 ounce Demerara rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce rich demerara syrup (2 parts demerara sugar dissolved in 1 part water)
1/2 ounce Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb
1/4 teaspoon Herbsaint
Fill glass with crushed ice; swizzle with bar spoon until sides of glass are coated in frost. Pack glass with more crushed ice. Then add several dashes of this:
2-3 dashes Peychaudâ€™s bitters
1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
Smack a mint sprig to release the fragrance, and put in the glass along with a slice of fresh peach skewered on a cocktail sword. Insert a short straw near the mint.
Well i didnÂ´t have peaches..so i used only mint but i think the dashes of angostura and peychaudÂ´s does very well for both flavor and garnish.
It IS as good as it looks like…believe me. Go try it!