Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: The Queen’s Park Swizzle

By Nicholas Robinson contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Alcoholic beverage

The Queen’s Park Swizzle dates back to 1920s Trinidad, but rising interest in rum and the desire for long cool drinks during summer, puts this mojito-style drink on trend.

In this exclusive drink deconstructed video El Dorado rum brand ambassador Dean MacGregor shows the The Morning Advertiser ​how to make this long, cool and refreshing drink.


  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 60ml rum (we use El Dorado 5)
  • Eight to 10 mint leaves
  • Three or four dashes of aromatic bitters


  • Build the cocktail in a long glass (cheapest ingredients first)
  • Fill with crushed ice
  • Churn with a bar spoon for 10–15 seconds
  • Garnish with a mint sprig
  • Serve with a straw

Watch out for more rum videos this week

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