This is my first experiment with posting instructional cocktail videos. I’m doing a project next month where I’ll be travel blogging and I wanted to see how well my iPhone 3G worked as a video camera. The lighting on this is pretty awful and my dryer buzzes in the middle of it. You can probably tell I’m not that comfortable on camera and wasn’t working off of a script, so it’s pretty raw.
I recently got an authentic Swizzle Stick from Cocktail Kingdom. Swizzle Sticks are natural wood branches that grow with prongs perfect for cocktail mixing. They are very hard to find and until recently were not available for sale online. Mine isn’t quite straight or smooth, but that’s what happens when the tool comes from nature and not a machine press.
I got the recipe for this Chartreuse Swizzle from Tiare at A Mountain of Crushed Ice.
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz White Rum (Flor de Cana 4)
1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz Falernum
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Float Smith & Cross
Add ingredients to a suitable glass full of crushed ice. Swizzle to mix, float Smith & Cross and garnish with plenty of fresh mint, and add straw.