Definitions for swizzle stick
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a small wand or straw for stirring highballs and cocktails in the glass.
Origin of swizzle stick:
a small stick used to stir mixed drinks
A small utensil used to mix or stir drinks like iced tea or cocktails.
A swizzle stick is a small stick used to hold fruit garnishes or stir drinks. The original swizzle sticks were created in the 1700s 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 1800s and early 1900s stir sticks made of glass were created to shake out the bubbles from champagne, whose carbonation caused indigestion for some drinkers.
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