Mr. Swizzle

AuthorNathan R.

I’ve noticed that most cocktails made with Mr. Black are evening cocktails with heavy flavors. I wanted to go the opposite route and create something refreshing and bright. The Mr. Swizzle combines the burnt sugar flavors of Demerara rum and honey with coffee. This depth is opened up by the lemon juice base and the clove spiced notes of the falernum. Enjoy a few of these at brunch time! You deserve it.

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 1.50 oz Demerara Rum (Hamilton 86, Lemon Hart 1804, El Dorado 5/8/12/15, Plantation Guyana)
 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Velvet Falernum
 0.50 oz Honey syrup [2:1]
 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
 2 dashes Orange bitters
1

Add everything to a tall glass filled three-quarters with crushed ice. Swizzle with a stick or spoon. Top up with more crushed ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Ingredients

 1.50 oz Demerara Rum (Hamilton 86, Lemon Hart 1804, El Dorado 5/8/12/15, Plantation Guyana)
 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Velvet Falernum
 0.50 oz Honey syrup [2:1]
 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
 2 dashes Orange bitters

Directions

1

Add everything to a tall glass filled three-quarters with crushed ice. Swizzle with a stick or spoon. Top up with more crushed ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Mr. Swizzle

23 Comments

  1. I like the balance of this drink. It’s a lighter, not as cloyingly flavoured, as those in the first round. Full marks, Nathan.

      1. Thanks, Rob. I’m love that it brought back a nostalgic memory and I appreciate you acknowledging it makes for a good day drink. That was a big intention of mine. Cheers!

  2. I like the balance of this drink. It’s a lighter, fresher flavour, more suited to a luncheon, definitely more suited to a second one. Because that first one left that lingering taste in your mouth.
    You know the one? The one that say shit man, I want a follow up, just to check how good it really was.
    You won’t find it as cloyingly flavoured, as those in the first round.
    Full marks, Nathan.

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    1. Thanks, Tony! I appreciate you making this and taking the time to comment.I also saw you post it on Facebook so that was a nice surprise, too! Cheers.

  3. Great cocktail, brother. I made a couple others from last and this week. They were ok but not really balanced. really good here and I can tell youve been doing this awhile. I’ll make these for the wife this weekend!

    1. I liked this one. I looked at a few classic swizzles and tried to incorporate these flavors to make a drink worthwhile drinking in the daytime; almost like a coffee at brunch. I hope your wife enjoys it! If not, it’s not my fault! 🙂 ha.

  4. not sure you intend this but it looks like this is
    lineup of shopping wish list. i cant find all this
    good things wihout so many work

  5. saw this on reddit!!! too early to drnk this but will make friday i have El Dorado 12 and homemade falernum and fee bros orange almost evrything

  6. Nathan is an expert in the field of the alchemy of cocktails! More than a book read mixologist or some hipster overpricing a recipe they found online, he brings true depth and art to crafting an experience you can only get from an individual who gives every detail the time it needs to tell the story.

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