Queen’s Park Swizzle (fo shizzle)

10 Apr

Again I beseech thee to tell me which photos are best. Do you like the first (seen above) or the second:

Do let me know. I know that I still have a ways to go when it comes to photography but I’m trying to improve, bit by bit.

Also, I’m still trying to be ahead of the trend, drink-y wise.

I never am good at doing what other people do.

I think this gets in my way. Until it BECOMES my way. As in, it’s the people who don’t fit in, who do their own thing, who end up standing out.

Or they live lonely, lonely, brilliant lives and are famous when they die. I hope that’s not me.

That thought was deep and dark. Like I like my coffee, chocolate, goth-ware.
Let’s have a drink.

The Queen’s Park Swizzle will be served at the restaurant I’m going to open someday called Pho Shizzle.

So let’s swizzle at Pho Shizzle, fo rizzle.


Oh, and I friggin’ made the bloody crushed ice with a plastic bag of ice and a hammer, y’all.
Queen’s Park Swizzle adapted from Bon Appetit May 2010

1 1/2 Tbsp. Splenda dissolved in equal amount of H2O
12 mint leaves
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 c. White rum
2 cups crushed ice
1/2 tsp. angostura bitters
Mix mint, Splenda syrup and lime juice in the bottom of your glass. Muddle that shiznit. Add rum, then ice, and swizzle (or stir). Add more ice, mounding as high as you can then float the bitters.

5 Responses to “Queen’s Park Swizzle (fo shizzle)”

  1. Nadiya @ Milk and Honey on the Run April 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Personally I like the second photo more 🙂 The navy background makes the mint stand out.

    Yeah… photography ain’t something I’m too familiar with either. It’s really just a matter of practicing and checking out youtube for tutorials 😉

    Pho Shizzle! I’d so go to that restaurant just because of the name 😀

    • Ellen April 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks for the input on the pics! And I’m glad you’d come to Pho Shizzle. Fo’ rizzle.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks April 12, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    That looks delish! And I like the 1st. I like the whiter look and also that the shot is a bit tighter but you can’t go wrong with either!

    • Ellen April 12, 2013 at 1:12 am #

      Wow, thanks so much for checking it out! I agree that I like the closer shot. I’m a wee but lazy with my shots sometimes, but it is so gratifying to put some effort into it and get feedback!

      Sent from my iPhone


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