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Yes, But What About The Rum?

It’s Jamaica Independence Day today, marking Jamaica’s independence from the United Kingdom.

A little history: On August 6, 1962, the Colony of Jamaica became an independent country, the Union Jack was ceremoniously lowered and replaced by the Jamaican flag throughout the country.

Celebrate with a Jamaica Swizzle!

I took the follow recipe from a 1947/1950 cocktail book published by Angostura:
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Jamaica Swizzle

Ingredients
•6 dashes Angostura Bitters
•1.5 oz Jamaica rum
•Juice of 1 fresh lime
•1 teaspoonful fine granulated sugar

Preparation
Pour ingredients into a glass pitcher, add plenty of shaved ice, churn with a swizzle stick until pitcher frosts. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

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