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Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a Green Tea Cocktail!

St. Patrick's Day is this Friday. While you could swing by a pub for an artificially-colored green beer, we recommend taking things up a notch this year. Invite over friends or just practice shaking cocktails for yourself and whip up a vibrant green cocktail that's delicious and nutritious. Well, kind of. 

Matcha as a Mixer

Using Matcha as a base for a cocktail has its benefits. Not only are you ingesting more antioxidants and catechins than you would with a beer or other mixer, but you're getting a slight boost of energy. Who needs vodka Red Bulls with a drop of green food coloring when you have naturally green and caffeinated Matcha! 

The Matcha Melonball can be your go-to St. Patrick's Day libation. With Matcha, Midori, and Vodka, this drink packs a punch. Add in creamy coconut milk and white creme de cacao, and this cocktail is sure to be a hit at your St. Patrick's Day shindig. 

Go all out with your St. Patrick's Day festivities and serve green food, too! Again, you don't need to add green dye and the word "Shamrock" to make something perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Just add a little bit of Matcha. You can check out our favorite Matcha recipes, or you can peruse the Art of Tea Pinterest for every Matcha recipe imaginable! 

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Matcha Melonball from Art of Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 level tsp Art of Tea's Matcha Grade A
  • 1/2 level tsp Art of Tea's Matcha Grade A
  • 1/2 oz White Creme de Cacao
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • Splash coconut milk

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.