Missionary's Swizzle
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About this Cocktail

Recently, I saw a few Instagram postings of the 1940s Don the Beachcomber Missionary's Downfall with varying technique ranging from the proper blender method to shaking with the mint like they were making a Southside or a Mojito. That made me wonder what this combination would be like a Swizzle with the Queen's Park Swizzle as a reference point given the layer of mint on the bottom.

  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 1/2 oz Honey Syrup 1:1
  • 1/2 oz Peach Liqueur
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 7-10 leaf Mint
  • As garnish: a few dashes Herbstura (equal parts Angostura Bitters & Herbsaint)
  • As garnish: mint sprig

Muddle the mint leaves in the honey syrup at the bottom of a Collins glass. Add the rest of the ingredients, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill keeping the mint layer on the bottom. Garnish with several dashes of Herbstura (equal parts Angostura and Herbsaint) and lightly swizzle into the top layer. A mint sprig would make a fine additional garnish (I omitted it here but wish that I had thought of it before I had taken the photo and started drinking).


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