a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick.
to agitate (a beverage) with a swizzle stick.
to gulp down; guzzle.
- swizzler, noun
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How to use swizzle in a sentence
This was followed by a reproduction of the gin-and-water jars, and a round of the immortal swizzle.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
McGlade slowly and deliberately drank the last of his swizzle.The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
swizzle withdrew the auger hurriedly; from its point a few bright red drops trickled.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales | Bret Harte
Not fizz at all, but that old brewing of honey—mead—metheglin—old Saxon swizzle.Sir Hilton's Sin | George Manville Fenn
At the worst of the storm there is neither Heaven nor Earth, but only a swizzle into which a man may be brewed.Letters of Travel (1892-1913) | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for swizzle
US an unshaken cocktail
an alcoholic drink containing gin or rum
British informal a swiz
(tr) to stir a swizzle stick in (a drink)
British informal to swindle; cheat
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