Ingredient: mint leaves
Created in the late 1800’s at the Queen’s Park Hotel in Trinidad, the Queen’s Park Swizzle was made with big, fragrant dark rums from Guyana, known as Demerara rums.
The traditional serving of the Mint Julep in the Deep South was as much about the ceremony as it was the drink itself. It was served to family and guests on a hot summer afternoons with the greatest fanfare and flourish to show respect for those receiving it. The recipe varied from home to home.