Easter Cocktail: The Strawberry Rum Swizzle

This bunny may have already had a few...
This bunny may have already had a few...
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

Known as the National Drink of Bermuda, the traditional Rum Swizzle has dark or amber rum with pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine, with some some recipes calling also for Angostura bitters. This combination of ingredients makes for an intense citrus-flavored cocktail that's liable to sneak up on you, especially if you're already dehydrated from a day at the beach.

A lighter version perfect for sipping during the day, particularly on a holy-day spent with family and young'uns, is the Strawberry Rum Swizzle.

Strawberry Rum Swizzle


  • 2 oz strawberry rum (infuse your own or KISS and use Cruzan Strawberry Rum)
  • 2 oz strawberry soda (I like Jarritos*)
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • sliced strawberries or lime to garnish

*For a low-calorie version, substitute Sparkling Ice Watermelon Strawberry.


Combine strawberry rum and lime juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into cocktail or highball glass. Top with strawberry soda and garnish with fresh strawberries or a lime slice.

Sip while watching the under-10 set scramble for plastic eggs filled with candy that you will eventually steal for yourself.

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