Summery Swizzle Recipes

Tall, frosty and piled high with crushed ice, the swizzle is one of summer’s most cooling cocktails. Typically made with a handful of tropical ingredients (and often with a float on top), swizzles are built in the serving glass and chilled by rapidly rolling a swizzle stick between one’s palms. The result is a supremely refreshing cocktail made for summer sipping. Don’t have a swizzle stick handy? A large barspoon will work just fine.

Baker Street Swizzle
Absinthe and fresh mint add extra aromatics to this summery swizzle.

Barbadian Gin Punch Swizzle
Malty Dutch gin meets cooling coconut water.

Beg Your Pardon Swizzle
This cachaça-based swizzle gets a peppery perk thanks to a splash of jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse.

Central Standard Swizzle
Velvet falernum sweetens this rum-based swizzle.

Chartreuse Swizzle
The godfather of swizzles features green Chartreuse, pineapple juice, lime juice and falernum.

Esplanade Swizzle
Nutty sherry and earthy mezcal make this swizzle an unexpected departure from the typical rum-based recipes.

Fernet Swizzle
Tequila and sherry form a perfect combo, as do Fernet-Vallet and fresh ginger—and all together? It’s spicy, rich and sublime.

Hamilton Park Swizzle
Mango tea–infused applejack meets sherry, pineapple syrup, falernum and lime.

Schwifty Swizzle
A playful, herbaceous take on the tropical swizzle with mezcal and falernum.

Queen’s Park Swizzle
Named for the Trinidadian hotel where it was first concocted in the 1920s, this swizzle combines overproof Demerara rum and rich simple syrup with a bouquet of fresh mint, a squeeze of lime and several dashes of Angostura bitters.

Vauvert Swizzle
An outside-the-box number with Green Tea Vodka, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, honey and sparkling rosé.

Voyager’s Swizzle
Batavia Arrack, an Indonesian rum made with sugar cane and red rice, brings a subtle funkiness to this fresh swizzle.