Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: The Queen’s Park Swizzle

By Nicholas Robinson

- 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

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