Funk It Up

When it comes to rum, it’s hard to replicate the funk that’s coming out of Jamaican Rum. I decided to highlight my ever favourite Appleton’s 8 yr Rum, in this delicious twist to a Swizzle. Combining some of my favourite seasonal items here, we’re combining Strawberry, Ginger and Orange for this tropical mix.

Funk It Up

A Jamaican swizzle that's far from traditional, combining Appleton's Rum, Orange, Strawberry and Ginger!

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 1 Strawberry Stem removed and halved
  • 2 Orange Peels
  • 1.5 oz Appleton's 8 yr Rum
  • 3/4 oz Demerara Ginger Syrup *
  • 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


  1. In a Double Rocks Glass or small hurricane glass, muddle strawberry and orange peel.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Fill your glass 2/3 of the way with crushed ice and Swizzle/churn (stir) until combined.

  4. Top up with more crushed ice. Garnish with extra strawberry slice.

Recipe Notes

*For the Demerara Syrup, combine 1 cup demerara sugar with 1 cup water into a small saucer and let it come to a boil. Add a 1 inch piece of Jamaican Ginger (if you’re using ginger coming from China use 2 inches) GRATED. Reduce the temperature to a simmer for 5 minutes. Once that’s done, strain through. Can last up to 2 weeks.

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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