1935 For home use Angostura Bitters recipe book (3rd edition)

West India Swizzle

This is an old-fashioned Cocktail, simple to make and very popular in the West Indies. Use large mixing glass, I wineglass of Gin, Whisky, Brandy or Rum (see page 8), as preferred. 3 or 4 generous dashes of Angostura Bitters. ^ to I teaspoonful of Syrup, as preferred. Pour these into mixing glass,add a little more than an equal quantity of cold water or cracked ice and, with a swizzle-stick, swizzle to a froth. Serve in a CocktaU glass or small tumbler. If ice is used, add also a little water. In this way the foam is created more qmckly and is more lasting. "SWIZZLE-STICKS" In the West Indies the Cocktail described above is mixed by the swizzle-stick method. The swizzle-stick (illustrated alongside)is a natural product of the West Indies. It consists of the dried stem of a plant having radiating branches. When the stem is twirled rapidly between the palms of the hands the forked branch- ends induce a perfect mixture ofdrinks. If preferred, this Cocktail can be served i.e., not swizzled but well stirred. ' still,'

From time to time we have small supplies of the natural swizzle- sticks for disposal. When these are available we are always pleased to forward one,free,to those users of"Angostura"who care to write to the address of our Consignees for Great Britain and Ireland. (See page 43.)

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