Kona Swizzle

Friday, April 20, 2012


One of John's close friends is a tikki cocktail connoisseur, and San Francisco isn't a bad place to live if you love swizzles and grogs. He introduced us to Smuggler's Cove and a world of delicious libations, like John's favorite, the Queen's Park Swizzle, so when I stumbled on this floral take on the classic, I knew it would be a hit with our cocktail crowd–and you!


Kona Swizzle

2 oz spiced rum 
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz orgeat syrup
1/4 oz simple syrup
4 mint sprigs
Peychaud's and Angostura bitters 

Gently press 2 sprigs of mint with rum, lime juice, orgeat and simple syrups in a Collins or Pilsner glass. Remove mint and fill halfway with crushed ice; swizzle vigorously with a swizzle stick or bar spoon until the ice level drops a half inch. Add more crushed ice and swirl to frost glass. Top with a mound of crushed ice; add 2 dashes of Peychaud's and 1 dash of Angostura bitters, and garnish with 2 slapped mint sprigs and a straw. 


Notes: Building this cocktail might sound a little fussy, but it's worth the time to truly swizzle this delicious cocktail, rather than simply shake. If you're a rum enthusiast, or just interested in a bit of home alchemy, I'd also suggest you make your own spiced rum, rather than pick up a bottle of whatever your local liquor store has available; those gentlemen at Smuggler's Cove have shared their recipe here, so why not use it? Cheers! 


Recipe by Brian Miller, Photo by Zach DeSart for Bon Appétit.

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous!! I need a little more Tikki in my life!!

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  2. I like any drink that involves the word "swizzle" :-) Have a great weekend!

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  3. Ok it has been insanely hot here in the Bay the past two days, so weird after that storm last week. So this looks really refreshing! Love the straw too! Super cute!

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  4. i LOVE the colors of this cocktail. happy weekend, lady!

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  5. That sounds good and looks pretty!

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  6. Holy Moly this sounds delish! Have a lovely weekend!

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  7. Sounds amazing, Lena. Of course, as always.

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  8. I'm not going to lie, I don't even want to know what my life would be like without your friday nite cocktail posts. I've yet to be disappointed by one!

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  9. Your cocktail recipes are so heavenly and I can't wait to try this one... we're having a small dinner party at our place and this one is absolutely going on the list!! Have a lovely weekend. xo

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  10. I'm pretty sure that if I ever fancy a cocktail all I need to do is pop over to your blog for some inspiration!

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  11. hope you're having a fantastic weekend my dear!

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  12. This cocktail is just beautiful to photograph. It might be too pretty to sip...nahhhhh!

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  13. Make your own spiced rum? I've never thought of it but I must try now.

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