American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various tall mixed drinks usually made with rum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drink habitually and to excess; swill.
- n. One of various differently compounded drinks.
- n. Various kinds of alcoholic drinks.
- v. To stir or mix.
- v. computing To permute bits.
- v. computing, programming, transitive To convert portable symbols or positions to memory-dependent pointers during deserialization.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To drink; to swill.
- n. Prov. Eng. Ale and beer mixed; also, drink generally.
- n. any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice
- Unknown etymology, 1813. Original sense “alcoholic drink”, possibly a variant of switchel ("a drink of molasses and water, often mixed with rum"), attested 1790, itself of uncertain origin. Possibly influenced by fizz. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I use those skinny chocolate mint sticks as swizzle sticks.”
“It looks like a swizzle stick decorated with a bouffant that belongs on the edge of a drink.”
“Vodka from a small carafe is then poured into the vessel and stirred with a piece of lemongrass, its ends splintered to serve as a swizzle stick.”
“It's as if the little snippets of these lives which you can bet were pitched as "vignettes" had a greater purpose than to swizzle our brains into believing that flying is anything but tediously mundane.”
“It came with lots of fresh mint, a female silhouette shaped swizzle stick and a big stalk of sugar cane.”
“The drink recipe and ingredients or tools to make your specialty cocktail mojito muddlers, margarita salt, swizzle sticks, etc.”
“This tiny catfish can be the size of a cocktail swizzle stick until in swims in a big fish's gill and gorges on blood.”
“Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal Cocktails are balanced and elegant, like the pacific swizzle, shown here, made with white rum infused with rosehip, lime juice, passion fruit and lemongrass and hibiscus tea.”
“To make one isn't impossible, it just requires copious amounts of crushed ice (made with a mallet and a Lewis bag), fresh mint, bonded bourbon (the lower proof stuff won't hold up), a swizzle stick, a sterling silver cup and, most importantly, the thing that you can't buy: skill.”
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