SWIZZLES GALORE! That´s what this post is all about.
“TDN: The Swizzle Pouring high-proof rum over the bed of crushed ice brings me joy and happiness. But what about gin and Chartreuse? Or vermouth and Peychaud bitters? This coming Thursday we’ll be making more swizzles than you can twirl a stick at. And as voted on by the participants, the best cocktail of the evening will win a bottle of Lemon Hart 151. The ice crushing begins at 7pm EST”
So the swizzle TDN was announced - and this topic i really liked a lot as i do like swizzles, they both incorporate my beloved crushed ice and really make up some tasty drinks. And never before have i had so many swizzles during on and the same night and many were tasty.
All the swizzlish recipes can be sampled at twitter: http://twitter.com/mixoloseum
The first swizzle that came up, sent in by CraigH over at Colonel Tiki was no joke, the recipe is as follows:
0 .5 each Lemonhart 151 and Goslings 151,
Cruzan 151 (or Bacardi or Jwray)
0 .5 lime and 0 .5 grapefruit juices
0 .5 honey mix/syrup
Dash allspice dram
Add to well crushed ice and swizzle till you can’t swizzle no more.
That sturdy rum swizzle to get the TDN take off (and “kill” us in the process) was followed by another very interesting recipe by Angus Winchester, a beautifully subtly spicy creation – the Thai Stick:
1.5oz Appleton extra
0.5oz licor 43
0.25oz ginger syrup
0.25oz simple syrup
05oz lime juice
Swizzled in double old fashioned glass with loads of crushed ice and then rub the rim with a kaffir lime leaf
I really like the touch with the kaffir lime leaf rubbed on the rim. As kaffir lime leaves are so strongly flavoured, this is just the right amount of flavour to use. Unfortunately i have saved those i have left from Anita over at Married with Dinner in my freezer for later use in cooking so first defrosting them for rubbing isn´t be the same thing as using a fresh leaf, but i decided to use it still to get at least some kaffir lime flavour on the glass.
Rick from Kaiserpenguin.com made 2 glorious Cheater`s and Applejack swizzles, both very flavourful which together with other amazing swizzles i`m sure will be featured over at Kaiserpenguin with the usual amazing photos and breathtaking garnishes:
1oz Grapefruit juice
3/4oz cinnamon syrup
Top with ginger beer, float 1/2oz blackstrap
1/2oz Domain de Canton
1/4oz Fernet Branca
3/4oz vanilla syrup syrup
1oz lemon juice
Swizzle with crushed ice, garnish with vanilla. I also dusted a little vanilla powder on top of the ice.
Another swizzle i found refreshing was one of Rumdoods swizzles – the”Wives of Windsor swizzle” it was simple and refreshing, here it is:
WIVES OF WINDSOR SWIZZLE
2 oz London dry gin
0.5 oz falernum
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 simple. syrup
Swizzle in a double-old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with mint. This one is fresh and light, a nice change with some gin and citrus, and the Falernum is just right in this drink.
From DJ HawaiianShirt we got the Black Flag Swizzle, another rummy creation using molasses which adds depth, body and a very nice flavour that pairs perfectly with dark and gold rums:
BLACK FLAG SWIZZLE
0.75 oz dark rum (the drier the better)
0.75 gold rum (heavier body the better)
0.5 oz lime juice
2 tsp molasses
1 dash grenadine
Swizzle with lots of crushed ice in tall glass and garnish with fresh mint.
And finally three of my own swizzles:
1 oz cachaca
1 oz campari
¼ oz simple
1.5 oz pineapple juice
Crushed ice, swizzle. Garnish speared pineapple cube with mint and a cherry.
1.5 oz Appleton Extra
0.5 oz Lemon Hart 151
0.5 oz simple syrup
Sprinkle of fresh lime
Top with grapefruit juice
Add lots of crushed ice, swizzle and float a little fernet, top with more crushed ice. Garnish mint and lime slices.
2 oz gin
Sprinkle of fresh lime
0.5 oz lemoncello
Fresh mint teared
Fill up with crushed ice, top with bitter lemon soda, swizze. Garnish lime.
That`s it folks! a range of swizzles to make us all happy! don`t forget to join again the next thursday, april 30 for the sponsored TDN Beefeater 24!
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