Green Swizzle

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (42 ratings)

Servir em

Copo Collins

Decoração:

Crown with 3 dashes Angostura bitters over the drink's ice cap, a lime wedge and mint sprig

Como fazer:

POUR ingredients into chilled glass two-thirds filled with crushed ice. SWIZZLE (or churn with a barspoon). Add more crushed ice to fill. Serve with straws.

1 1/2 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
1/3 fl oz White overproof rum
1/6 fl oz La Fée Parisienne absinthe
5/6 fl oz Difford's Falernum liqueur
1/6 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille crème de menthe
1/2 fl oz Suco fresco de Limão
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Comentários:

Robustly flavoured ingredients brought together harmoniously in a tall, most refreshing swizzle. Worthy of its legendary status.

Variação:

Rum Swizzle

História:

The Green Swizzle was popular between 1890s and the 1930s during a period when the grand hotels of the Caribbean, such as the Queen's Park Hotel in Trinidad, were in their prime. This drinks legendary status is partly due to its featuring in The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy by P.G. Wodehouse. Bertie Wooster sings its praises after enjoying a few at the Panter's Bar of the West Indian stand at the 1924 British Empire Exposition at Wembley, London.

We bow to David Wondrich, who in his 2015 Updated and Revised Imbibe says, "It is impossible to give a definitive recipe for the Green Swizzle" and he goes on to explain that there are versions based on rum, whiskey, old tom gin and genever. While the recipe has numerous variations, it is certain that this swizzle was originally made green by dashes of absinthe bitters, rather than the green crème de menthe used in some modern interpretations of the drink. That said we like the way the minty liqueur combines with the absinthe that we've used as a wormwood bitters substitute. As for the base spirit, given the Green Swizzle's Caribbean heritage, white rum seems most appropriate (aged rum dirties the drink's pale green hue).

Nutrition:

228 calorias

Alcohol content:

  • 2.2 standard drinks
  • 28.79% alc./vol. (57.58° proof)
  • 30.2 grams of pure alcohol
Difford's Guide tem conteúdo gratuito graças a apoio das marcas em verde. Values stated for alcohol and calorie content, and number of drinks an ingredient makes should be considered approximate.

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