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Aug 22, 2007

This is Todd Thrasher's take on the traditional rum swizzle, a Caribbean favorite. It was so named because Thrasher entered this drink in a bartending contest he did not win. The falernum adds a subtle aroma of cloves and a mysterious tang that balances the syrupy sweetness of the pineapple juice.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1/2 ounce Homemade Falernum (see related recipe)
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • Juice of half a medium lime
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 pineapple slice, for garnish


Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the falernum, rum, lime juice and pineapple juice. Carefully pour the contents of the glass into a cocktail shaker and then back into the glass. Garnish with the pineapple slice.

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From Todd Thrasher at Restaurant Eve in Alexandria.

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 147

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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