Rum Swizzle

When ice first arrived in the Caribbean in the mid-19th century, smart, thirsty locals created something called “switchel,” a refreshing mix of molasses, water and crushed ice, which they mixed into the drink using a tool called a swizzle stick. The Rum Swizzle is simply a boozed up version of switchel, which swaps out molasses for dark rum and forgoes the water in place of lime juice, falernum and bitters. It’s terrifically thirst-quenching and tasty to boot.

Rum Swizzle

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Falernum
  • 4 dashes Bitters
  • Mint


Step one

Add rum, lime juice and falernum to a highball glass and fill halfway with crushed ice.

Step two

Insert a swizzle stick into the glass and twist it between your palms to mix the ingredients and frost the glass.

Step three

Remove the swizzle stick and fill the glass to the top with ice.

Step four

Top with bitters and garnish with a mint sprig.

Contributed by Supercall