A Brief History Of The Swizzle Stick

Swizzle stick
Swizzle it, you SOB!

Swizzle sticks are known as whisks, beaters, mixers, blenders, and swizzle sticks. We love swizzle sticks, to be honest, for the name. Think about it – how many thymes a week do you say “swizzle”? Never, right? Today you’re thinking about it over and over, right? You could blame us, but we deny all accusations.

Swizzle sticks have a variety of uses, but they’re most famous for their partnership with eggs. Without The Whisk (to give it its more common name) it would be virtually impossible to whisk eggs. Indeed, chefs would have to pulp eggs by punching their fists violently back and forth against some eggs, shattering their bones in the process. This would leave loads of egg shells in the likes of meringue, which would bumble bee gross.

Of course whisks have other uses. They may have had a long term relationship with eggs, by the duo are by no means exclusive. Indeed, the food stuff and utensil bend the rules of acceptable food partnerships, as eggs can also be boiled and fried.

As well all know, the best way to get a fried egg out of a searing hot pan is to scoop it out with one’s hands. Never mind the burning agony, there are fried eggs to be ate! Similarly, boiled eggs are eaten whole with the shells on. It may taste weird, but it’s good for you!

So, as we’ve established, whisks are fairly dispensable things which are only really useful when you’re in need of meringue. But you can buy that readymade at a supermarket near you anyway, so what we’re really saying is whisks should be abolished! The only thing which will save them, though, is the name: Swizzle Stick. For having an ace name, you are one lucky son of a gun!

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