The ancient Samurai of Japan used to drink Matcha tea in order to gain focus and clarity of mind before going into battle. This drink is built upon the traditional japanese umami flavours of Matcha, Sake and Rice milk and carries the double caffeine-punch from both the Matcha and Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. It is fairly light in ABV and has a balanced and delicate flavour profile. There is nothing overpowering in this drink. Perfect start into a long night.

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Ingredients

 2 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
 1.75 oz Matcha-Mint-Lime Tea
 1.50 oz Sake
 Unsweetened Rice Milk
 Matcha-Milk foam
 1 pinch Ground coffee (garnish)
 1 Mint sprig (garnish)

Directions

1

This cocktail is built in glass an can be layered.

2

Fill a Highball/Long Drink glass about 3/4 to the top with Ice Cubes.

3

Pour in the Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.

4

Pour gently from now on if you want to layer the cocktail: Fill up the glass about 3/4 to the top with the unsweetened rice milk.

5

Pour in the Matcha-Mint Tea on top of the rice milk.

6

Pour the Sake over the Matcha-Mint-Tea.

7

Top off the glass with matcha milk foam.

8

Garnish with a sprig of mint and ground coffee.

9

If served layered, stir before drinking. Add a straw and enjoy!

10

Matcha-Mint-Lime Tea:

1 tsp. of Matcha Powder into 1.5 oz of Hot Water. Add 5 Mint leaves and 0.25 oz of lime juice and stir thoroughly until the Matcha powder is dissolved. Then let it sit for a few minutes. Discard the Mint leaves after.

11

Matcha Milk Foam:

Add about 1/4 of a tsp. of Matcha powder to either whole milk or a vegan/non-dairy milk alternative of your choice and foam up.

12

Sake: You can use any type of sake. There are usually types preferably enjoyed warm or hot and ones that are commonly enjoyed cold. So you might want to prefer one that is used for drinking cold (example: Junmai Sake)


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