Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Squid Mixes: D-Day Swizzle

A D-Day Swizzle combines elderflower liqueur, apple cider vinegar, green Chartreuse, absinthe (or pastis) and hard apple cider with an apple (or pear) garnish.  I got my recipe from David Lebovitz's Drinking French.  The result is a refreshing beverage.  

While the elderflower is dominant, there's quite a lot going on flavor-wise with such a diverse ingredient list.  Once again, the absinthe is present mostly in the nose, though there's a pleasant minty tingle on the lips from the anise as well.


  1. That sounds like an interesting drink. I've seen the elderflower liqueur at our local booze palace.
    So is anything with Chartreuse in it called a swizzle?

  2. A quick Google search for "Chartreuse swizzle" revealed many recipes. Have fun!