1 oz Gold rum, Appleton Special
1⁄2 oz Falernum
1⁄4 oz Absinthe

Build in an ice-filled highball glass or tiki mug and swizzle. Garnish with a paper umbrella and serve with a swizzle stick.


I wanted to combine absinthe and pineapple juice in a swizzle, and did so, naming it after my young son Felix who won’t be allowed to try one for 25 more years.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Felix Swizzle
2011 Kindred Cocktails
Created by
Stew Ellington
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(6 ratings)
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  • Balance is a little off. Too much absinthe and the other flavors get lost.
  • Agreed, this is nicely balanced.
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Delicious. Perfect balance of sweet and strong, and the absinthe just adds more character and depth. Tried this a bit ago just after wrapping up MxMo Tiki Theme. 5 stars.