Green Tea Cocktails

Elegant & Refreshing Green Tea Cocktails for Mother’s Day

Wondering what to serve for Mother’s Day Brunch?  Tired of the usual ‘Mimosa or Bloody Mary’ choices?  I was inspired by the fresh green and pink in my garden, and the sweet smell of blossoms in the air, and adapted some traditional cocktails to entice my guests. 

For these recipes, I used strong-brewed Sencha loose leaf tea, for a lighter appearance.  The fresh, green taste of Sencha enhances fruity cocktails and adds a bit of elegance.  Adding matcha or ground sencha to the sparkling rim of the glass adds just a touch of bitterness, which keeps the drinks from being too sweet – and the bright green rim is a perfect accent to pink and purple cocktails! 

Blood Orange Green Tea Cosmopolitan 

Rim:  Mix ½ tsp ground Sencha powder and 1 tsp pink or multi-colored sparkling sugar on a saucer.  Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and gently dip in the sugar mixture. 

Shake in a cocktail shaker full of crushed ice, and strain into the rimmed glass: 

  • Juice of ½ Blood Orange 
  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 3 Tb strong-brewed Sencha tea 
  • 1 ½ Oz vodka 
  • ½ Oz simple syrup 

Garnish with a slice of blood orange 

 

Ruby Red Green Tea Mimosa 

Rim:  mix ½ tsp powdered sugar with ½ tsp ground Sencha on a saucer.  Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and gently dip the rim in the sugar mixture. 

Shake in a cocktail shaker full of crushed ice, and strain into the rimmed cocktail glass: 

  • Juice of ½ red or pink grapefruit  
  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 3 Tb strong-brewed Sencha tea 
  • ½ Oz simple syrup 

Top up glass with chilled champagne or sparkling wine, and garnish with a slice of grapefruit  

 

Cucumber Lime Cooler with Sencha 

Garnish:  spear slices of cucumber with edible flowers and herbs (rosemary is pictured) 

Shake in a cocktail shaker full of crushed ice, and strain into a cocktail glass: 

  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 1 Oz simple syrup 
  • 3-4 slices cucumber 
  • ¼ cup strong-brewed Sencha tea 

Top up glass with chilled ginger ale, sparkling water, or champagne and garnish with cucumber herb slices.  

 

Note: Do not shake sparkling ingredients in the cocktail shaker – the carbonation creates a messy explosion! 

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