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By Amit Sood

Drinks need not be complicated, and with a little imagination and some research you can use classic drink families to inspire wonderful modern day drinks. The Swizzle, is bar far one of my favourite Rum drinks to explore. It has so many possibilities. It is also the signature serve that El Dorado (one of the ACR brands) uses to promote their Rum. If you wish to learn more about the Swizzle then please click here to read this fantastic piece by the International Brand Ambassador for El Dorado Stefanie Holt.

Post_Amit_Sood_Swizzle.jpgThis drink was made by a Shaker Advanced Bartender Course student called Salvatore Lemmolo.

He created it during his week long course with me in November 2013.

It was called the No name Swizzle


No Name Swizzle

60ml El Dorado 5

20ml lime juice

20ml Homemade Pineapple and Ginger syrup

10ml Orgeat

2 dashes Bitters



Pour all ingredients in a 16oz Mini shaker, add crushed ice, Swizzle with El Dorado Swizzle Stick, crown with lots of ice.



Orange zest and Mint sprig, sprinkle of castor sugar over mint leaves


To make syrup

300g chopped fresh pineapple

200ml water

200ml Eager Pineapple juice

300g Demerara sugar

200g castor sugar

50g muddle root ginger


Add all ingredients to a pan and simmer for 30min. strain well through sieve ensuring to push through all the flavour. Store in a clean sterilised bottle.


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