swizzle stick


: a stick used to stir mixed drinks

Examples of swizzle stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those include two porcelain corgis that appeared on the queen’s writing desk ($380) and the Queen Mother’s drinks tray and champagne swizzle stick ($101). Alex Marshall, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Some of the more quirky items for sale include a pair of porcelain Beswick corgis, inspired by an archival image of Queen Elizabeth with similar pieces at Windsor Castle, and a champagne swizzle stick, used by Helena Bonham Carter while playing Princess Margaret in season 3. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 Too often they were either glorified juices with a swizzle stick or just sugary-sweet mystery concoctions. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2024 Use a swizzle stick or your finger to place the drops, then smear them gently and wait for the liquid to dry. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 When spun rapidly between your hands inside the ice-cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 31 July 2023 They’re even served with a replica of a swizzle stick last seen on TWA flights departing here in the early ‘60s. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 Use a rosemary sprig as swizzle stick to stir. ExpressNews.com, 13 July 2020 Using a swizzle stick, a small whisk, or a small fork, vigorously mix the cocktail until the butter batter is fully dissolved. Karla Alindahao, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swizzle stick was in 1879

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“Swizzle stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swizzle%20stick. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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