Queen Swizzle Cocktail

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Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail Recipe

August 24, 2017

Queen's Park Swizzle Cocktail

The Queen’s Park Swizzle might look just like a mojito topped with red but it’s much more elevated in flavor and personality. Named after the Queen’s Park Hotel in Trinidad, the Queen’s Park Swizzle was born in the hotel’s bar in the 1920’s.

Every Queen’s Park Swizzle starts with the mandatory Angostura bitters. ANGOSTURA® bitters is a key ingredient in many cocktails – a secret formula of herbs and spices that is only known by 5 people on the planet. They’ve even made a pact to never fly on a plane together. Angostura isn’t only restricted for the bar but can be used in the kitchen to add depth and complexity to dishes.

SEE ALSO: Banana Coconut Rum Colada Recipe

Simple with the perfect combination of ingredients creates this classic tiki cocktail, Queen’s Park Swizzle. All you need is a tall glass, rum, Angostura bitters, a good swizzle stick, and it’s happy hour time.

 

COCHON555 AUSTIN

This past weekend I attended Cochon555 with House of Angostura. Cochon555 is a nose-to-table culinary tour that’s dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock.

 

COCHON555 AUSTIN

COCHON555 AUSTIN

Salt & Time did an incredible step-by-step breakdown of a heritage breed pig!

We feasted on over 1,500 pounds of heritage breed pork raised on family farms at Cochon555 by chefs from TRIO, Epicerie Cafe, Juniper, East Side King, and Leroy and Lewis. Salt & Time created this amazing NY steak strip from 44 Farms with citrus butter using the Angostura bitters. Chef and Pitmaster Evan of Leroy and Lewis won Cochon555 by transforming the Red Wattle/Large Black cross breed into six menu items. The Far Eastern Carolina Pulled Pork with kimchi fried rice was my favorite.

I was a guest judge at the milk punch competition that included 5 different cocktails from local bartenders in Austin. Congratulations to barkeep Sarah Rahl of Four Seasons Hotel Austin who won for her ‘Come Take It’ recipe with Breckenridge Bourbon, grilled peach, Campari, lemon, Angostura, Earl Grey, raw honey, and foam.

 

COCHON555 AUSTIN

Queen Swizzle Ingredients

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Queen’s Park Swizzle Cocktail Recipe

Queen Swizzle Cocktail

Simple with the perfect combination of ingredients creates this classic tiki cocktail, Queen’s Park Swizzle.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Demerara Simple Syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 6 – 8 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Instructions

  • Muddle mint leaves in lime juice and simple syrup, then fill glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour rum over crushed ice and swizzle well until glass is ice-cold and frosted.
  • Pack glass with more crushed ice and top with Angostura aromatic bitters.
  • Garnish with mint.

*Recipe courtesy of Angostura


QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE COCKTAIL RECIPE STEP BY STEP

Queen Swizzle Cocktail Step 1 - Mint

STEP 1: START WITH MINT LEAVES

In a highball glass, add several mint leaves.

 

Queen Swizzle Step 2 - Lime

STEP 2: SQUEEZE FRESH LIME JUICE

Squeeze 1 ounce of lime juice. Add to the highball glass with mint leaves.

 

Queen Swizzle Step 3 - Simple Syrup

STEP 3: ADD SIMPLE SYRUP

Add 1 ounce of Demerara simple syrup. If you can’t find Demerara, use another simple syrup.

 

Queen Swizzle Step 5 - Angostura

STEP 4: ADD ANGOSTUTRA BITTERS

Add 6 – 8 dashes of Angostura Bitters.

 

Queen Swizzle Step 4 - Muddle

STEP 5: MUDDLE

Muddle mint leaves in Angostura Bitters, lime juice, simple syrup, and rum.

 

Swizzle

STEP 6: ADD ICE, RUM, AND SWIZZLE

Fill glass with crushed ice and pour 2 ounces of your favorite rum. Swizzle well until glass is ice-cold and frosted.

 

Slap mint GIF

STEP 7: SLAP MINT

Pack glass with more crushed ice and slap a spring of mint to garnish.

 

Queen Swizzle Step 6 - Angostura

STEP 8: TOP WITH ANGOSTURA

Top with Angostura aromatic bitters and serve immediately.

 

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Angostura. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Taste of Koko!

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Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog. She is a social media marketer, blogger, food photographer, and the host of the largest SXSW food crawl. Lives in Austin, find her on Google+

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