cocktail using matcha and coconut milk

A great cocktail using coconut milk and a pinch of matcha, combined with tequila, agave and lime bitters.

I love using matcha powder in cocktails, it always gives the drink such a nice greenish color.
for those of you who are not familiar with this tea powder, this is a high-end Japanese tea.
made only from the tea leaves (no stems or roots) picked from shade-grown trees.
after the leaves are dried (Tencha) they are grounded into a super thin powder called Matcha.
if you ever saw a Japanese tea ceremony, this is the tea they use.

matcha powder, coconut milk matcha cocktail
Matcha – Japanese green tea powder

I found that matcha and coconut milk really pairs well together, so it was only natural for me to base this cocktail on those ingredients.
additionally, I also used Tequila Blanco, agave syrup, lime bitters and for the sake of keeping everything as natural as I can – aquafaba (egg white substitute).

Without any further ado – let’s shake some matcha.

tropical tea cocktail

Tropical Tea

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Coconut milk and matcha green tea

Ingredients

  • 45ml / 1.5oz - tequila blanco
  • 30ml / 1oz - coconut milk
  • 15ml / 0.5oz - agave syrup
  • 15ml / 0.5 - aquafaba Or egg white
  • 3 drops lime bitters
  • a pinch of matcha powder

Instructions

  1. add all ingredients but the tequila into a cocktail shaker
  2. dry shake for 20 sec to form the foam
  3. add tequila and ice into the shaker and shake vigorously until its ice-cold
  4. double strain into a collins glass
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