Bermuda’s National Cocktail, The Rum Swizzle

This week’s Boat Drink comes from the island of Bermuda. I was a little scared to write this post because my body is still in alcohol denial from the Jimmy Buffett concert. I’ll suck it up for you guys and introduce you to the Rum Swizzle.

David LaHuta who writes an excellent blog called Bermuda Shorts introduced me to this drink. I had to learn more, Rum Swizzle tickle my brain please. I told David that if it has an island vibe and some smooth Caribbean rum then I’m a good student. Isn’t everyone? Here’s is what he teaches us.

Bermuda’s national cocktail

The Rum Swizzle has an interesting history. Click here to find out more. I want to know how it’s made!

The Swizzle Inn, Bermuda – Nightlife – Dining on
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Rum Swizzle Recipe

(Via Bermuda Shorts)

Fill a shaker with ice, pour in a three-count of Gosling’s Black Seal rum, a three-count of Gosling’s Gold rum (or Mount Gay), a two-count of Triple Sec, a one-count of Bermuda falernum (or simple syrup), add equal parts orange and pineapple juice (about 5 ounces each), the juice of a lemon and a dash of Angostora bitters. Shake until frothy and serve in small cocktail glasses, ala the Swizzle Inn. Wanna take it up a notch? Add some apricot brandy and call it a day.

Let me know if you’ve had a Swizzle or plan on indulging!

Over and out from somewhere south,

By |2016-12-27T07:54:04+00:00March 3rd, 2010|Bermuda, Boat Drinks, Islands|6 Comments

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  1. David LaHuta March 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Mmmm, the rum swizzle. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the coverage and whenever you’re in Bermuda, well, you know who to call.

  2. RumShopRyan March 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    For sure! I did have a crazy high school friend who lived there for 6 or 7 years. Brain Caldwell? Didn’t know if you know of him small island and all. Cheers!

  3. FoodTravelDiva March 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Mmmm I love the sound of the Rum Swizzle! Reminds me a bit of Caribbean Rum Punch. I’m a sucker for a good cocktail.

  4. Patty March 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve been to the Swizzle Inn! Don’t remember what I had to drink there (so could very well have been the Rum Swizzle :P) but I love that their slogan is “Swizzle Inn, Swagger Out!”. 😀

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    RumShopRyan March 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    That’s a great motto! Thanks for the comment!

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