Prep 3 mins
Cook 0 mins
In Japanese kunpu is the breeze that wafts in during the early summer months, carrying with it the aroma of just opened leaves. The main ingredient is matcha, a powdered green tea used in the tea ceremony. It has beautiful color as well as certain bitterness and depth. You can purchase matcha from Japanese markets or online. I like using brand specially used for cooking/baking/drinks as shown on the photo. If you prefer your drinks stiff, you can skip club soda. I enjoy both ways. If you need info on where to obtain matcha, you can zmail me.
- 3⁄4-1 teaspoon green tea powder (matcha)
- 2 fluid ounces vodka or 2 fluid ounces vanilla vodka
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 2 fluid ounces club soda or 2 fluid ounces seltzer water
- 5 -6 ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients into a shaker and shake 7 or 8 times.
- Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
My first time using green tea powder. It was not so bad. When I'll try it again, I'll add more sugar. Thanks Rinshinomori. Made for the Babes of ZWT4
I'm a big fan of matcha, but I've only ever had it in a cocktail with whisky. This was much nicer. The combination of lemon and green tea was lovely and refreshing. I used regular vodka, but I think it would be quite nice with vanilla vodka as well. This might be an acquired taste if you're not used to matcha, because it is the dominant flavour, but if you enjoy, I highly recommend giving this a try. Thanks Rinshinomori! Made for ZWT 4.