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The Rum Swizzle from Bermuda Revisited
There seem to be a few recipes out there in publication, but the Original from The Swizzle Inn seems to be the most realistic.
- 4 oz. Gosling's Black Seal Rum
- 4 oz. Gosling Barbados Rum
- Juice of 2 Lime Juice
- 5 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 5 oz. Orange Juice
- 2 oz. Bermuda falernum
- 6 dashes Angostura Bitters
A later version sourced from Gosling Brothers Ltd.:
Bermuda Rum Swizzle
- 2 oz. Dark Rum
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. Orange Juice
- 1/4 oz. Falernum
Shake all ingredients wit Ice and strain into an ice filled highball glass, and garnish with an orange and a cherry.
There are other recipes that use simple syrup or grenadine to substitute for the falernum, but those ingredients are not the same. There is really no substitute for the falernum. Falernum is rather hard to find, but it is available as an alcoholic (J. D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum) or a non-alcoholic (Fee's Falernum Syrup) version, and either will make a fine drink. This is another of the classic cocktails that can be done with relative ease at home or be made in the bar for your enjoyment. Stop by your favorite tropical bar and ask for one, it they don't have the recipe, you do so show them so they can make it for you. ;o)