Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Original Swizzle Inn and Cup Match

The Original Swizzle Inn, Bailey's Bay, BDA

Speaking of swizzles... now is the time of year when the serious swizzles present themselves. This year, August 1st and August 2nd mark the official two-day celebration of Bermuda's Cup Match.

So what exactly is Cup Match? Two days of non-stop camaraderie... Okay, really it's an annual Cricket match between St. George's (the West Side) vs. Somerset (the East Side).

For the occasion, locals have been fermenting swizzle batches for months, some even up to a year! They tend to be darker than your average swizzle, and much more potent. Spectators, beware... seriously.