Today I’m 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. 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 Joe’s 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!
Recipe: Matcha Tea Gin Sour
- 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
- Add gin, lemon juice, cold matcha latte, egg white and agave to cocktail shaker
- Shake for 20 seconds then fill cocktail shaker ice
- Shake mixture then strain into serving glass