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Queen Garden Swizzle From Lydia McLuen

Queen Garden Swizzle

A bright and botanical spirit-free swizzle.

This zero-proof drink by 2022 Imbibe 75 Person to Watch Lydia McLuen is an extra-refreshing take on the classic Queen’s Park Swizzle.


  • 2 oz. Seedlip Garden
  • 3/4 oz. flash-brewed mint tea, chilled
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple gum syrup
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 1 barspoon umeboshi plum vinegar (available at specialty markets and online)
  • Tools:barspoon, swizzle stick
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:3 mint sprigs


Pour all of the ingredients, except the vinegar, into a chilled Collins glass. Fill the glass halfway with pebble ice, then swizzle until frosty. Top with more pebble ice, forming a mound above the rim. Pour the vinegar over the surface, then garnish.

Flash-Brewed Mint Tea: Combine 5 grams of loose-leaf mint tea (McLuen uses Smith Tea Single Origin Spearmint) with 1 liter of boiling water in a non-reactive container. Infuse for 1 minute, then strain into a second container holding 2 cups of crushed ice. Bottle for use within 1 week, keeping refrigerated.

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