Matcha Mint Julep

Everyone’s on the matcha green tea bandwagon, and it really is a fresh, cleansing flavor that makes cooks want to put it into everything from Beef Wellington to strawberry cheesecake. Since it’s late on a Wednesday afternoon, I’m opting for a matcha cocktail, muddled with mint, bourbon, a little sugar, and a lot of ice. Very zen…

Matcha mint julep

Matcha mint julep

Matcha Mint Julep

Serves: 1

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 2 matcha green tea bags
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • handful of mint
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • plenty of ice
  • boiling water for tea


  1. Drop the teabag into a cup of boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes.
  2. Put some mint into the bottom of an 8 ounce glass, add sugar and muddle with a wooden spoon or honey dipper.
  3. Add bourbon and fill the rest of the glass with ice.
  4. Then, fill the rest of the glass with green tea and serve immediately.
    Matcha mint julep

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