This summer, the heat is ON in Chicago and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I haven’t featured a cocktail or drink recipe in a while so figured this would be the perfect time to provide y’all with a refreshing summer cocktail!
I don’t typically drink rum unless I’m in the Caribbean – or trying to teleport myself there! I found this cocktail recipe for a Bermuda Rum Swizzle that is so easy to make (and batch in bulk!) and will have you beating the heat in true tiki style.
Okay, so “swizzling” is the process of stirring a drink with crushed ice and a swizzle stick. The swizzle stick is typically used for stirring cocktails and can take the fizz out of sparkling ones. It circulates crushed ice within the cocktail, in a technique that is more mild than shaking but more intense than stirring, for the perfect blend of flavors. The swizzle stick is used in many refreshing, tropical beverages, making summer the perfect time to be drinking a swizzled drink.
In this cocktail, the key ingredient is ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters, which deliver rich flavor and a layer of complexity through its secret, age-old recipe of bark, botanicals, herbs and spices. It was created way back in 1824 as a medicinal tincture and over the years has become a staple for bartenders, mixologists and chefs around the world. ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters add a remarkable, balanced flavor and aroma to both classic and contemporary cocktails, and can be found in many well-loved cocktails, like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan or Mai Tai!
Here’s the recipe for my Bermuda Rum Swizzle
- 4 oz. Dark Rum
- 4 oz. White Rum
- 8 oz. Fresh Pineapple
- 8 oz. Orange Juice
- ¾ oz. Grenadine
- 6 dashes ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
Instructions: Fill a pitcher a third of the way with crushed ice, and add all the ingredients. Churn vigorously until frothing (or shake in a large shaker), and strain into 4 rocks glasses filled with fresh ice. I garnished the cocktail with an orange slice along the rim and with a pineapple + cherry spear! To really “up” your cocktail game, add ANGOSTURA bitters to your home bar cart – it will quickly become your essential ingredient.
Photography by Olivia Rink
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