Shake all but the bitters with three ice cubes and strain into a pilsner glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice until it cones over the top. Garnish with the bitters.


This is the first drink I've posted that's not my own. I felt compelled because it's an excellent and extraordinary-looking drink and I wanted to share the photo. BTW, I crush ice by holding it in my hand and smacking it with a bar spoon, so the results are chunky and inconsistent.

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Pressgang Swizzle
2012 mahastew
Created by
Jeremy Oertel, Dram, Brooklyn
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(7 ratings)
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  • Flavors are superbly balanced, and quite strong. I actually added some water to the drink since I couldn't wait for enough of the crushed ice to melt to provide more dilution.
  • Not as pretty a drink as I wanted it to be--cloudy beige with the bitters on top looking a little like a garnish knife accident. But this tastes quite good. Used Tanq OT and Smith & Cross. Nice mix of spicy and juicy. — ★★★★
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