Queen's Park Swizzle

Queen's Park Swizzle

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  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 2 Servings

This impressive white rum, fresh lime juice and mint cocktail was first created in the former Queen's Park Hotel in Trinidad.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 24 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup white rum, divided
  • 4 cups crushed ice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon bitters Mole Bitters), divided

Directions

  1. Place the sugar and the water into a small saucepan and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. In the meantime, place 2 highball cocktail glasses in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  3. Place half of the mint leaves, 1-1/2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1-1/2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture into each prepared glass. Gently muddle the ingredients and then add the rum and 1 cup of crushed ice.
  4. Swizzle or stir the mixture to blend and then fill each glass with additional crushed ice. Top each cocktail with 1/2 teaspoon of bitters and serve immediately.

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