Bald Bastard Swizzle


This blog is a special project for me and I think that the best way to start it is with a tiki drink created by me, which in turn is also special for me. I don’t have to think too much about it: Bald Bastard Swizzle.

I created this drink to celebrate that I finally found a bottle (were really two) of Lemonhart 151 Demerara, an overproof rum that is very hard to find here in Europe. Also I had wanted to use my new Bois Lelé (a special swizzle stick from Martinique)…and I decided to create a new swizzle recipe.

Bald Bastard Swizzle
  • 1oz Appleton VX
  • 1oz Lemonhart 151 Demerara
  • ¾oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • ½oz Falernum
  • ¼oz Allspice Dram
  • 1 dash The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
  • 3 dashes Bittermen's Elemakule Tiki Bitters
  1. Put everything (except the Bittermen's Elemakule Tiki Bitterss) in a tall glass.
  2. Add ⅔ of the volume of the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Swizzle it with a swizzle stick or barspoon.
  4. Add more ice to fill.
  5. Float the 3 dashes of Bittermen's Elemakule Tiki Bitters.
  6. Dust with powdered cinnamon.
  7. Garnish with a piece of lime spreared to a marraschino cherry.

It’s a very good cocktail for hardcore rum drinkers…I hope you will enjoy it!!!


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  1. Helena Tiare May 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Just beautiful! i need to get me a LH 151 and then i can do it right, in the mean time…i`m gonna use a mix of Lost Spirits Navy Style and Plantation overproof. I`m out of Smith and Cross as well…so i see a major rum re-stocking in the fall. Very good looking blog! i`ll add a link on my site.

    1. Oriol Elias May 27, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks Helena! Your blog is on my links list too 😉 I love your work!!!
      I put many energies and illusions on my new blog and I hope I could do a good work on it!!!
      If you want that I publish some of your recipes on it…it could be a pleasure for me! 😉

      1. Helena Tiare May 28, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        We could post some of each others recipes, it makes things come alive a bit more for both of us and our readers! 🙂

        1. Oriol Elias May 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm

          We have to talk about it by mail!!! 😉

  2. Helena Tiare May 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    And oh…where do you get your nice big brandied cherries from? do you make them? i can`t find any brandied cherries here at all. I have brandied some over the years but they did never look that good as those in your pictures.

      1. Helena Tiare May 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

        Oh i do! send me an e-mail with where to pay! and thank you so much! 🙂


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