Swizzle

Falernum

This particular cocktail ingredient has had a significant amount of discussion in the old blogosphere. Many of the cocktail luminaries, if there is such a thing, have researched the origins of this flavour syrup from the Barbados. None more than Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh. In a now defunct Martini Republic post,… [Continue]

Green Swizzle

The most common references you will see about the Green Swizzle, are the recipe that incorporates creme de menthe, or the quote from "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy". It has been said, many times, that the creme de menthe version is not the original recipe and that the original "has been lost in history" or that "it never existed". These two statements I do not agree with, and I've managed to… [Continue]

Haymaker’s Punch (Switchel)

After a day of working in the hot sun, a cool, refreshing drink is usually in order. What happens when you find out you have no lemons or limes? Beer is always and option, yes, but there are other choices. If you look back a couple hundred years, one of the common refreshers was Switchel. If you go back even further you'll come across its precursor Oxymel. What do these two drinks have in common?… [Continue]

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