Swizzles are fun to both make and drink so my third cocktail to try from Matt Pietrek's book Minimalist Tiki was his own creation Passion Grove Swizzle. Only - I don't really like Falernum so I changed that out for banana liqueur instead.
That however was not the only change I made I noticed after mixing the drink and taking the first satisfying sip - I had also misread the recipe. CocktailWonks original recipe calls for a lightly aged/filtered rum like Plantation 3 Star - but I had grabbed Plantation Xaymaca when gathering the ingredients for the drink.
It did however turn out great so I this is going to be my future recipe:
- 2 cl white over proof rum - I used Wray and Nephew
- 4 cl aged/golden rum - I used Plantation Xaymaca
- 2 cl lemon juice
- 3 cl pinapple juice
- 1,5 cl creme de banana - I used Giffard Banane du Bresil
- 1,5 cl passion fruit syrup - I used homemade
Build the drink in a tall glass add crushed ice and swizzle with a swizzle stick or a long bar spoon - I cut my own swizzle stick from local pine back when I made my first swizzle - they are fun to work with. Top the glass with more crushed ice once the drink is mixed and very cold. Garnish with a fun piece of banana candy - mine was banana and liquorice.