Matcha do about nothing

 

Green, for Better or for Worse

The best part about working with Matcha is that beautiful green color. The downside? It tends to come with a taste reminiscent of grass clippings. When used well, it creates delicious things! I’ve had amazing matcha ice cream and macarons, for example.

Armed with a small sachet of matcha powder, Chris decided to see if he could pull off a matcha cocktail that didn’t taste like the bottom of a lawnmower.

 

Matcha do about nothing

 

Fighting earthiness with earthiness

It sounds a bit like a Captain Planet episode, but Chris’ approach was to add other aromatic and earthy flavors to balance out the “grassiness”. He added Green Chartreuse (no surprise there) as well as Chareau Aloe Liqueur and Pau Pineapple vodka from Hawaii. For additional punch and flavor, he included Luxardo Maraschino as well.

 

Matcha do about nothing

 

Did it work?

Chris joked that he’s not entirely sure – he made a major strategic error and brushed his teeth immediately before making this cocktail. So it’s possible you’ll need to add a little toothpaste to really ‘get’ the same experience. (I kid – seriously don’t do that.)

But it tasted pretty great to me! Yes, you can definitely taste the matcha but it goes well with the other flavors and lends the incredible color to the drink – so I vote this one a winner. (Albeit an odd one!)

 

Matcha do about nothing

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Matcha do About Nothing
Matcha do About Nothing
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Matcha Honey Syrup
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Ingredients
Matcha Honey Syrup
Matcha do About Nothing
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the soda water and dry shake to build the egg white emulsion
  2. Add ice and shake to chill and dilute
  3. Fine strain into a highball or collins glass and add sparkling water
Matcha Honey Syrup
  1. Combine Matcha tea with 1 Tbs of water and mix into a paste
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Allow to chill
  4. Fine strain before use
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