Green tea and alcohol may seem like ice and fire – one brings refreshing goodness, while the other brings heat into your throat.
But these contrasting qualities produce fascinating cocktail combinations that will turn your world around. You can experience them yourself by replicating these 15 delicious green tea cocktails.
1. Green Tea And Vodka Cocktail with Honey And Lemon
Green tea mixed with honey and lemon is a classic way to make a relaxing, warm beverage. But when you add vodka to the mix – just like this recipe – you quickly turn relaxing into exciting.
Try it out!
2. Green Tea Shot
If summer were a cocktail shot, it would surely be this drink. This Jameson Green Tea Shot is the perfect blend of the fruity, tangy, sweet, and refreshing vibe you need for a hot day on the beach!
It’s effortless to make, too, as you only need four ingredients: peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix, lemon-lime soda, and a Jameson Irish whiskey, which you can swap for vodka.
3. Delicious Green Tea Cocktail With Vodka
The first recipe adds vodka to brewed tea, but this time it’s the other way around. With this green tea cocktail recipe, you’ll be steeping tea leaves and lemongrass in vodka to make the flavors more potent.
Vodka is perfect for these infusions because the neutral taste allows the green tea (and other flavors) to shine through.
4. The Green Goblin
This green goblin cocktail brings together green tea and gin flavors. Gin, unlike vodka, has distinct flavors derived from juniper berries; thus, when combined with green tea, the cocktail’s flavor profile isn’t one-dimensional as both contribute to it.
The taste gets even more complex and beautiful with the addition of honey, lemon, cucumbers, and kiwi!
5. Green Tea Margarita
Shake off your worries with a refreshing glass of this green tea margarita. At its core, it’s just like any classic margarita made from lime, tequila, and a margarita mixer.
But adding iced green tea makes it much more relaxing, effortlessly drawing out that Zen energy inside you.
6. Hot Green Tea with Vodka
This hot green tea with vodka is unlike the usual ice-filled or chilled cocktails you down inside crowded clubs or beside hot beaches.
It’s warm and relaxing, a hot toddy or comfort drink that lulls you to sleep. To make this green tea cocktail, you’ll need freshly brewed green tea, vodka, lemon juice, and honey.
7. Green Tea and Rum Cocktail
So far, we’ve had green tea spiked with vodka, whiskey, and gin; this time, we’ll have it with rum. Although often featuring hints of sweetness, the actual taste of rum varies per brand, type, and production.
Thus, when you make this recipe – which also calls for lemon juice, mint, soda, cucumber, sugar, and water – you get a concoction that’s nothing like any other.
8. Green Tea Whiskey Cocktail with Ginseng Recipe
This green tea whiskey cocktail is a medley of refreshing flavors from green tea, citrus syrup, ginseng, honey, chardonnay vinegar, and lemons.
But you don’t just get deliciousness from this drink. Green tea and ginseng provide a wide assortment of benefits, from energy boosts to mood enhancers, all of which you can enjoy with every glass of this cocktail.
9. Green Tea Highball
This green tea highball is a variant of the classic Japanese whisky and club soda tandem.
Adding green tea to this famous duo introduces a unique blend of sweetness and bitterness that elevates the drink’s dynamics. Indeed, once you’ve had a perfectly mixed glass of this drink, you would not want any other.
10. Easy Green Tea Cocktail
This easy green tea cocktail is like any other; it features light flavors, vibrant colors, and a refreshing feel.
However, it’s an impostor – it’s made only with whiskey, peach schnapps, sweet & sour mix, and soda water… no green tea at all! But if it’s got everything else down, does that part still matter?
11. Peach Green Tea Vodka Spritzer
In the mood for some spiked iced tea? Make yourself one with this recipe, which calls for brewed green tea, peach slices, vodka, peach honey simple syrup, sparkling water, and ice.
The peaches and simple syrup give it the usual sweet and fruity taste you get from other iced teas, but this one stands out from all others as it contains authentic brewed tea.
12. Hawksworth’s Breakfast Club Recipe
Make yourself a revitalizing cocktail using this Hawksworth’s Breakfast Club Recipe. It calls for five ingredients only: cucumber, gin, fresh lime juice, matcha syrup, and tonic water.
These components combine to make a cocktail offering the right acidity, potency, and refreshment.
13. Big Batch Green Tea, Vodka and Pear Punch
Are you hosting a big get-together? Don’t worry about the drinks – I got you! Follow this recipe for a green tea, vodka, and pear punch.
Not only are the proportions designed for big crowds (hence, punch rather than cocktail), but it’s also incredibly engaging and relaxing – just what you need to get the ball rolling.
14. Lemon Mint Matcha Champagne
Who doesn’t love a tall glass of champagne? It’s bubbly, fizzy, and fun, easily the best way to slip into a worry-free night without actively trying.
With this lemon mint matcha champagne, the job is even easier – the matcha helps you relax, the lemon cools you down, and the mint gives you that chill feeling you need to let loose and enjoy the evening.
15. Matcha Green Russian
Are you a fan of white Russian? Then, you’d want to give this matcha green Russian a try.
hey share certain similarities, like that creamy top layer and a healthy splash of vodka. But instead of coffee liqueur, you’ll make a matcha green tea liqueur, which gives the drink its characteristic green color and fresh feel.