Matcha Tea Gin Sour

by James Stevenson

Today I sharing a tea inspired gin cocktail that is perfect for spring. First off I have been obsessed with matcha tea lately. The color and the flavor are so good I thought it would be the perfect component for a spring inspired cocktail. Matcha tea is a fine powdered green tea.

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It’s historic roots stem from Japanese tea ceremonies that center on the preparation, serving, and drinking of the matcha. I used a matcha tea latte mix from trader joes because at the moment I do not have a matcha tea kit. I thought this would be a perfect approach to taste matcha tea and get a flavor for it. The mix is easy to use and perfect balance for the gin. Let’s try something new together!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounce gin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 ounces of matcha tea latte –prepared as specified then cooled
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of agave
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: edible flower

Instructions:

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, cold matcha latte, egg white and agave to cocktail shaker
  2. Shake for 20 seconds then fill cocktail shaker ice
  3. Shake mixture then strain into serving glass

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