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Green Monk Cocktail

A beautiful combination of gin, Meyer lemon juice and a homemade ginger honey syrup mixed with Aiya Matcha green tea. It brings the flavors of fall and winter that we love along with the health benefits of Aiya Matcha green tea.

Serves 1

* Contains alcohol 

An original recipe prepared for us by One Martini. 

[Ingredients] 

Gin ............................................................. 1-1/2 ounces

Ginger honey syrup ..................................... 3/4 ounce

Fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice ............... 1/2 ounce

Green Chartreuse .........................................1/4 ounce

                                                                             Brewed and cooled Aiya Matcha Green Tea ...... 2-1/2 ounces

                                                                             Soda water ................................................... to top off

                                                                             Candied ginger on a skewer for garnish ............. 3 pieces

 

[Directions]

  1. Add gin, ginger honey syrup, Meyer lemon juice and Green Chartreuse to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in cooled Aiya Matcha Green Tea.
  3. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the highball glass.
  4. Top with soda water.
  5. Garnish with candied ginger on a skewer and enjoy!
*To make the ginger honey syrup:
Combine 1/2 cup honey, 1/3 cup water, 1/4 vanilla bean sliced open, 1 orange peel and 1 tablespoon grated ginger in a small saucepan. Heat on medium low heat, stirring to dissolve the honey. Let simmer 15 minutes, remove from heat, let cool and strain into a glass bottle. Store in the refridgerator until ready to use.                                                                                          
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