Get Ready To Swizzle All Summer Long
As much as I love going out for dinners with my friends, I actually prefer having cocktails at home. I know, having someone else make a magical creation just for you is great, but what if I share with you one of my new favorite summer cocktails, which is as much fun to make as it is to drink? Stay with me. I promise, this will end well.
First you need one of these… a real swizzle stick.
ANGOSTURA® bitters recently sent me a sampling of their amazing bitters, along with a swizzle stick, to help make the perfect tiki cocktail. I was excited to taste drive the bitters, but I was equally excited to swizzle into summer!
“Swiz-what?” you say.
Also known as the art of using a swizzle stick to mix drinks or to help reduce the fizz from sparkling ones. It also circulates crushed ice within a drink for the perfect degree of dilution.
If you’re like me, you are all about a refreshing cocktail to keep you and your friends cool all summer long, right?
How does a Bittered Pineapple cocktail sound to you?
You’re absolutely right! Made with fresh pineapple and lime juice, green chartreuse, gin and, of course, ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters, this cocktail is the perfect swizzle to serve for summer gatherings.
To celebrate the Summer of Swizzle, ANGOSTURA is also hosting Swizzle Royale, a bartender competition and consumer contest that invites cocktail and mocktail-lovers in the U.S. and Canada at all skill and experience levels to showcase their swizzle skills. The bartender competition will invite professional mixologists across the U.S. and Canada to compete live in seven cities, challenging their skills by testing their own spins on a range of swizzled drinks in a competition hosted at local bars and judged by industry leaders.
If you’re not a professional bartender, ANGOSTURA is also hosting a Swizzle Royale Instagram contest, inviting U.S. residents to share their own unique swizzled creations on Instagram between now and 8/31 for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Check out www.swizzleroyale.com or @AngosturaHouse on Instagram for full details on how to enter! Whether you’re a professional bartender, cocktail aficionado or an amateur mixologist (like me), you too can join in on the fun.
Using a secret recipe, closely guarded to this day, ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters is recognized as the world’s first and best-selling cocktail bitters. They’re a bar cart essential, and add remarkable flavor and aroma to many contemporary and classic cocktails.
Below you’ll find the recipe for the Bittered Pineapple cocktail, as featured in my photos. Since they are considered a food ingredient, ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters can be found at most supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as most spirits and liquor outlets.
Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and start making this deliciously refreshing summer blend!
3 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
¾ oz. Green Chartreuse
1 oz. Gin
¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz. ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
1) Combine the first four ingredients in a Highball glass
2) Add crushed ice, filling about ¾ of the glass
3) Swizzle to incorporate ingredients
4) Top off glass with more crushed ice
5) Top with ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters
6) Garnish with a lime wedge or pick, as desired
7) Sit back and enjoy!
This post is sponsored by ANGOSTURA.
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