Fun Idea for Mixed Drinks: Sugar Cane Swizzle Sticks

If you can't go to the tropics, we say bring a little of the tropics to you! Or at least that's what we thought when we spotted a package of these sugar cane swizzle sticks at the supermarket the other day. With one of these in our after-work cocktail, we could just about imagine we were there - don't you think?

Besides mixed drinks, we could also imagine using these swizzle sticks in our morning cup of coffee or tea. We could even use them as kebab skewers on the grill!

Our supermarket was selling packages of ten raw sugar cane swizzle sticks. A quick internet search revealed many online sources as well:

Island Seasonings Hawaiian Swizzle Sticks, $9.99 on Amazon
Raw Sugar Cane Swizzle Sticks, $6.75 from KegWorks
• Or if you're throwing a really big party, you can buy your swizzle sticks in bulk from Hula Girl Foods!

A few of the sites we found mentioned that unused sticks can be frozen until use, and that it's also a good idea to soak the skewers in water to keep them hydrated until you use them.

Have you ever used sugar cane swizzle sticks?

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(Image: Amazon.com)