Original Swizzles

Cheater's Swizzle

Upcoming TDN – Beefeater 24

Gin has been one of the most successful Thursday Drink Night themes, generating a vast array of tasty libations each time its featured. Well, nothing’s being held back this time. In addition to our regular chat room intensity, several of us will be live at the Quarter Bar in New York City. A few friends of the Mixoloseum as well as several cocktail luminaries will be joining us as well: Greg Boehm of Mud Puddle Books, David Wondrich, Michael Dietsch from A Dash of Bitters, Dan Warner Brand Ambassador for Beefeater 24, as well as a host of Pernod-Ricard and NOVA folks. We’ll have a web cam set up so you can gawk at us too. The winning cocktail of the evening will receive a copy of The Jones Complete Bar Guide courtesy of Mud Puddle Books.

Enter the chat room!

(If you have missed out on the fun so far, check out what Thursday Drink Night is all about.)

TDN Swizzle Wrap-Up

A swizzle is a cocktail that benefits from the dilution offered by swirling around a load of crushed ice in a glass. It generally features high-proof spirits and citrus, though these aren’t requirements. Not that we follow requirements during Thursday Drink Night or anything. The poll was extremely close this time, but a refreshing cocktail emerged victorious at the last minute.

Winning Cocktail

Limoncello Swizzle

  • 2oz gin
  • sprinkle of lime juice
  • 1/2oz limoncello
  • fresh mint, torn
  • lemon soda, to top

Crush 1000lbs of ice and use only the pieces that look exactly like the Mixoloseum Logo for your cocktail. Swizzle and top with lemon soda.

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice

Featured Cocktails

Twitter has the the full list of original Swizzles for your perusing pleasure.

Wives of Windsor Swizzle

  • 2oz london dry gin
  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz falernum
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • mint, for garnish

Swizzle with your thickest swizzlestick. Spank the mint, and plunge it into your glass.

Matt from RumDood.com

Cheater’s Swizzle

Swizzle all the magical ingredients together, and top with ginger beer and blackstrap rum. Guaranteed to please.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

Thai Stick

  • 1 1/2oz Appleton Extra
  • 1/2oz Licor 43
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/4oz ginger syrup
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • kaffir lime leaf, for garnish

Swizzle with restrained joy and rub the rim of the glass with the kaffir lime leaf, should you have one.

Angus Winchester

Bird Swizzle

  • 1 oz cachaça
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • mint, for garnish

Swizzle with a toucan’s beak. Really, it’ll improve the flavor.

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice

Navy Swizzle

  • 1/2oz Lemon Hart 151
  • 1/2oz Goslings 151
  • 1/2oz Cruzan 151
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz orange juice
  • 1/2oz honey mix
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash allspice dram

The tiki gods are angry! Swizzle faster!

Craig from Colonel Tiki’s Drinks

Applejack Swizzle

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  1. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    I really love swizzles! and all the crushed ice..

    Nice pics and your garnishes becomes more and more inventive;-)

  2. […] Making a lime’s worth of wedges takes but a few minutes at most, and they are a great way of showing off without going the Full Penguin. […]

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