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Drink of the Day: Sword Fish Cocktail - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Sword Fish Cocktail

August 15, 2015 | By |

Since tomorrow is International Rum Day, it would be an injustice for me to chose any other spirit for this weekend’s festivities.  Today’s drink has a couple styles of rum in it that blend in well with the other ingredients, giving you one fine refresher to enjoy in the summer weather months.

A fine combination of white rum and dark rum, to go along with the melon and citrus, gives you a tropical treat while enjoying friends at the outdoor get-together; enhancing each memorable moment with every savory sip.  What better way to celebrate this spirit than with a very balanced, full-flavored, cocktail.

So, without further ado let’s get on with it, shall we?



Sword Fish Cocktailsword fish 1

1 1/2 oz. Light Rum

3/4 oz. Dark Rum

1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Soda Water


Method:  Combine all ingredients, except the soda water, in a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend.  Strain into a highball glass with ice.  Top with soda water.  Garnish with a lemon half-wheel.


This Day in History:

1057 – Macbeth, King of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore.

1911 – Proctor and Gamble introduced Crisco Vegetable Shortening.

1935 – Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash.

1939 – The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.

1969 – Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York.


Notable Birthday:

Television chef, Julia Child was born on this date in 1912

Notable Quote:

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”   –  Walter Scott





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