Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail

By Robert Hess

A favorite of Trader Vic, the Queen's Park Swizzle is a rich and flavorful rum based tiki cocktail named for the oasis that was the Queen's Park Hotel, formerly located in Trinidad's Port of Spain. Along with this delicious cocktail, Robert demonstrates proper swizzling technique as well as a quick and easy way to crush ice with common household items, should you not have a Lewis Bag on hand.



8 -10 mint leaves

3 oz aged rum

1/2 oz 2:1 rich Demerara simple syrup

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1 dash The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters


Gently muddle mint leaves in a Collins or chimney glass.

Add rum, simple syrup, lime juice and bitters.

Fill glass with crushed ice and swizzle or stir to combine ingredients.

Top with more crushed ice and serve with straws.

Seth Langford 8 Feb 2014
8:18 pm

Great drink! I got inspired to make one after watching this video. Definitely not a mojito with dark rum.

Small Screen Colin 9 Feb 2014
8:01 am


It is similar to a mojito but the addition of bitters and Demerara simple syrup make it something quite different. Glad you enjoyed it!

Thank you for watching!

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