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Tiki Bar Happy Hour: The Spinnaker Swizzle

2 May 2009 No Comment

If you are looking for a new cocktail to add to your tiki arsenal this summer, this month’s Esquire has one recommendation: the Spinnaker Swizzle.  This tiki cocktail recipe features bitters and Grand Marnier, if those happen to be twists that delight your palate.

Combine in a tall (12- to 16-oz) glass:

  • 1 ½ oz aged, light-bodied rum (such as Cruzan Single Barrel or Flor de Caña 7-year-old)
  • 1 oz Linie Aquavit
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • ½ oz rich simple syrup (made by stirring 1 cup demerara or other raw sugar and ½ cup water over low heat until sugar has dissolved, letting it cool, and bottling it)
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Fill with shaved ice, stir until the glass frosts, add more ice, garnish with a sprig of mint.

Mix one up and test it out!  If you stumble upon any tweaks that make it even better, please share in the comments!

The Spinnaker Swizzle: An All-New Tiki Drink for Summer (Esquire)

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