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With the holidays just around the corner, and caloric indulgences abound, we wanted to share some news about the growing popularity of matcha green tea tipples. Cocktails infused with matcha’s rich nutritional value are guaranteed to benefit your well-being, minus the guilt.

While matcha green tea has roots in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, the matcha movement only began a few years ago as health enthusiasts sought a healthy alternative to coffee. Traditional Japanese tea ceremonies used matcha to facilitate mental wellbeing through its emphasis on meditation and spirituality.

As consumers are becoming more conscious of what goes in their bodies, today’s health conscious band is sipping matcha for sustained energy boost, increased metabolism, anti-aging antioxidants, and its detox-supporting benefits, so it comes as no surprise that the super green tea is leading this“healthy” craft cocktail trend. Take a look at some recipes below:

Green in the afternoon

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1/2 ounce St~Germain elderflower liqueur

1/4 ounce limoncello

2 dashes of absinth

Pinch of matcha power

In a glass of champagne top up with champagne and stir gently

Green Blossom

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3/4 ounce tequila

3/4 ounce St~Germain elderflower liqueur

1/2 ounce matcha power mixed with water (1 to 1)

1/4 ounce lemon juice

1/2 cloudy apple juice

Shaken serve on the rock garnish with green apple fan

Matcha Flip

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2 ounces of sake

1 ounce of St~Germain elderflower liqueur

1/2 ounce coconut & matcha power syrup

1 whole egg

Add all the ingredient in a shaker with no ice to emulsify the egg then add ice shake vigorously and strain into a coupette. Add a pinch of matcha powder as a garnish.

Goodnight Julep

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Created by Nitecap

3 oz Sparkling Wine

1.5 oz Chamomile infused Encanto Pisco

0.25 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur

1 tsp. Cane Syrup

2 dashes Cecil & Merl Matcha Bitters

5–6 Mint Leaves

Take your julep tin and rub the mint leaves around the glass. Discard mint. Add all ingredients and swizzle with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a lavish mint bouquet, matcha powder and powdered sugar.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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