9. August 2013 by swizzzlestick
In my opening post I will make a good old cocktail which requires, of course, the use of a swizzle stick! A swizzle stick is usually made from the branch of a tree or a bush, cut from the point where smaller branches extend out from the main branch (see 1st picture). My swizzle stick is a manufactured one, but now, knowing how it looks like, I will look for some natural grown ones during my occasional forest walks.
1 1/2 oz. rum
1/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1 tsp. sugar, orgeat or similar
1 large dash Angostura Bitters
2 oz. Selters
Put everything in a glass filled with crushed ice and agitate it with the swizzle stick. Serve with straws (no further garnish this time).
A great summer drink!