Stefanie Holt

What Makes a Great Swizzle?

6 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve had the very lucky job of tasting a huge amount of Swizzles over the last few years, and have come to wondering what makes a ‘great’ one, rather than a ‘good’ or ‘ok’ one, especially as the 2013 UK Swizzle Competition has just been launched and I’m about to receive a few hundred entries.

The History of the Swizzle

7 years ago / 0 comments

Swizzles are a type of mixed-drink that pre-dates the ‘cocktail’ and they are generally thought to be a Caribbean style of drink usually made with rum.