Swizzle Stick

1. (n.) A bartending tool used to make swizzle drinks, this thin wand comes with short, skewed prongs on one end. While traditionally made of wood from the Caribbean swizzlestick tree (Quararibea turbinata), modern versions can be manufactured from metal, plastic or other woods. A bar spoon can be used as a substitute.

2. The term is occasionally used in reference to what can be better described as a stirrer, straw, skewer or garnish.

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