Monday, February 13, 2017

Mount Gay Extra Old Swizzle

With Mount Gay Extra Old rum and these cool swizzle sticks, I wanted to make a classic Dark Rum Swizzle. There's no shaking involved, no blending, no special mugs or garnishes, just good rum, sugar and lime juice. Also, you need plenty of ice.

A good Swizzle is built in the glass with the liquid only filling the glass one quarter full and the ice going all the way to the top. Stir like mad and the drink chills as the ice melts. The sugar dissolves and you have a drink that is half-full of liquid and ice. So top with more ice and stir some more and that level of liquid rises to the top of the glass while the whole glass freezes.
  • 2 oz. dark rum (Mount Gay Extra Old rum)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
Build drink in a Collins glass full of ice. Stir until ice melts half way. Add ice and stir until the glass freezes on the outside.

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