Queen's Park Swizzle
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Queen's Park Swizzle
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
The Queen's Park Swizzle is a refreshing cocktail that boasts a rich history, hailing from the Queen's Park Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago. This cocktail is a delightful blend of ... more The Queen's Park Swizzle is a refreshing cocktail that boasts a rich history, hailing from the Queen's Park Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago. This cocktail is a delightful blend of fresh mint leaves, gold rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, and a dash of Angostura Bitters, offering a perfect balance between sweetness and tartness. Its vibrant flavor profile is complemented by the visual appeal of its preparation method, which involves swizzling the ingredients to perfection. Ideal for sipping on a warm day, the Queen's Park Swizzle stands out with its aromatic mint and citrus notes, making it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts looking for a sophisticated and flavorful drinking experience.
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Base ingredient
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Gold rum
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24.49% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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8 fresh 8 fresh 8 fresh
60ml 2oz 6cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Queen's Park Swizzle is a masterful combination of mint, gold rum, and lime juice, intertwined with the warmth of sugar syrup and the spicy depth from Angostura Bitters, creating a refreshingly complex flavor profile. The careful swizzling method not only showcases its Trinidadian roots but also perfectly blends the aromatic mint with the tangy and sweet notes, ensuring a crisp, flavor-packed sip that enlivens the palate without overwhelming it.

Method
How to make a Queen's Park Swizzle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by gently pressing the mint with rum at the bottom of your glass, just enough to release the flavors, but be cautious not to tear the leaves
This helps avoid bitterness
Using your bar spoon, gently lift and spread the bruised mint around the glass's interior, allowing the aromatic oils to coat the sides
Next, incorporate the remaining ingredients into your glass and fill it two-thirds of the way with crushed ice, ensuring a balanced mixture
For blending, use a swizzle stick or the back of your bar spoon to swizzle or churn the mix
This should be done with a gentle, circular motion to mix the ingredients well without causing the crushed ice to dilute the drink too quickly
Finally, top off your glass with additional crushed ice, creating a slight mound at the top
This not only makes your drink look appealing but also keeps it chilled longer

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Queen's Park Swizzle?

The Queen's Park Swizzle originated in the 1920s at the Queen's Park Hotel in Trinidad. It was created by a bartender at the hotel and quickly became a popular drink in the Caribbean before gaining worldwide recognition.

FAQ

How do you properly swizzle the Queen's Park Swizzle?

To properly swizzle the Queen's Park Swizzle, fill a highball glass with crushed ice and the cocktail ingredients except the Angostura Bitters. Use a swizzle stick or a bar spoon to mix the drink by rapidly spinning it between your hands. This method chills and dilutes the cocktail while preserving its flavors. Top with more crushed ice, add the Angostura Bitters on top, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum for the Queen's Park Swizzle?

While traditional recipes call for gold rum, you can experiment with different types of rum depending on your taste preferences. Dark rum can add depth and a richer flavor, while white rum can make your cocktail lighter and crisper. The choice of rum can significantly alter the drink's taste and character.

FAQ

What does the Queen's Park Swizzle taste like?

The Queen's Park Swizzle offers a refreshing and complex taste. The combination of fresh mint and lime juice provides a crisp and tangy flavor, balanced by the sweetness of the sugar syrup and the richness of the gold rum. The Angostura Bitters add a layer of spicy depth, making it a well-rounded and enjoyable drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Queen's Park Swizzle suitable for all occasions?

Yes, the Queen's Park Swizzle is versatile and can be enjoyed at various occasions. Its refreshing qualities make it perfect for summer days and outdoor gatherings, while its sophisticated appearance and complex taste suit more formal events or dinner parties. Its balanced flavors appeal to a wide range of palates, making it a great choice for nearly any event.

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