Queen's Park Swizzle Recipe

Queen's Park Swizzle

The Queen’s Park Swizzle is an old-school Caribbean cocktail that was first popularized in the US during the Tiki craze in the twentieth century. Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber would be proud to see you whip one of these bad boys up, but be careful—three full ounces of rum give this thing some serious kick!


3 oz aged rum
8-10 mint leaves
0.5 oz rich demerara syrup
0.5 oz lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
Crushed ice

Preparation: How to make a Queen's Park Swizzle

  1. Muddle mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass.
  2. Add rum, demerara syrup, bitters, and lime juice.
  3. Fill the glass most of the way with crushed ice, then mix using a swizzle stick or barspoon. To do this, place the handle between your palms and rub them together rapidly, twisting the stick/spoon and mixing the drink.
  4. Add more ice and repeat.
  5. Top with more crushed ice and serve with a straw.
Queen's Park Swizzle