Stainless Steel swizzle stick is used to hold fruit garnishes or stir drinks
E-BON E-BON 2017-05-08 16:08:50
A swizzle stick is a small stick used to hold fruit garnishes or stir drinks. The original swizzle sticks were created in the 18th century at a rum plantation in the West Indies. They were used to stir up Bermudian cocktails called Rum Swizzles and were made from the branch of a plant. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stir sticks made of glass were created to shake out the bubbles from champagne, whose carbonation caused indigestion for some drinkers.
The swizzle stick grew up on a tree in the Caribbean, spent its formative years in the Queen's champagne and finally settled into a profitable life in marketing during the post-Prohibition cocktail heyday. Now, it stays active in its retirement years with a triple life as custom marketing tool, drink stirrer and cool collectible. But the true swizzle stick is no plastic ad speared onto an olive: it's a piece of a tree, transformed into nature's blender.