rum cocktail - the planters swizzle

This is one of my best rum cocktails yet.
it combines 2 of my favorite rums, aged Bacardi and Plantation pineapple, falernum and coconut cream.
everything is swizzled together in a really tall glass with crushed ice, garnished and served.

What swizzle actually is?

Swizzling is a cocktail technique that originated in the Caribbean.
the only thing you’ll need is a swizzle stick, a long stick with some sort of spikes or twigs in one end, usually made from wood.
the stick was originally made from a stem of a spice plant with one hand made of radiating twigs.
the original swizzle was a non-alcoholic drink composed of water, vinegar, and spices such as cloves or ginger and sweetened with sugar molasses.
later the drink becomes a rum-based cocktail, which was cheaper than water in the islands of St. Kitts, where the swizzle is originally from.

When all your ingredients are inside the glass, you simply add ice and then rotate the stick while the spiky side is inside.
the result will be a super cold drink with everything well combined and a wonderful froth.

How to swizzle a cocktail

First of all your drink must contain crushed ice, swizzling won’t work with regular or large ice cubes.
I personally prefer to swizzle in the serving glass itself rather than a mixing glass.

Now pour all of the ingredients into your glass and fill with ice about 3/4 of the glass.
insert the stick, with the twig side until the bottom of the glass.
hold the stem between the palms of your hands.
start rotating the stick, gradually increasing the speed and pulling the stick up and down (don’t pull it too much to prevent spillage).
the swizzle motion will incorporate all ingredients, and above all, chill and dilute the drink.
the result will be an extremely cold drink with a beautiful froth, depending on your ingredients.
finally, top with more crushed ice and garnish.

planters swizzle cocktail

The Planters Swizzle

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Super tasty Tiki, using homemade falernum


  • 45ml / 1.5oz - Bacardi 8 anos
  • 30ml / 1oz - Plantation pineapple rum
  • 30ml / 1oz - homemade falernum
  • 45ml / 1.5oz- Coconut cream
  • 15ml / 0.5oz - lime juice


    1. Garnish your glass using roasted coconut and lime

    2. Swizzle all ingredients in a very tall glass full of crushed ice for about 30 sec

    3. add more ice on top to completely fill the glass

    4. garnish with pineapple leaves and dehydrated lime

If you tried this rum cocktail, let me know in the comments below if you liked it.
also feel free to share it with your friends, cheers!