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
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.