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Matcha Mule – A New Twist on a Classic Sip

Discovering Grace - Matcha MuleI’d like to start this post by sharing a fact about myself: I very rarely do/buy something simply because it’s trendy or popular. In fact, I often avoid trying things for that reason. However, I am also a firm believer that everyone should be confident in their likes/dislikes. Sometimes I like something that’s super trendy and that is okay. One trend I’ve noticed a lot lately and am totally on board with is matcha!

I was first introduced when I worked as a barista at Starbucks and have loved it ever since. In case you aren’t familiar, matcha is finely ground powder made from green tea. Matcha contains a very high concentration of antioxidants, boosts metabolism, and naturally detoxifies the body. Those are just a few of the many health benefits! As you might have guessed, the powder is a bright green color which I think adds fun to the experience!Discovering Grace - Matcha MuleWith St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to use matcha in a fun cocktail creation. This may seem counterintuitive to all those health benefits I mentioned, but I think adding it to a cocktail will balance everything out. I decided to do a twist on my favorite cocktail, the Moscow Mule.

I love how light + refreshing this drink is and the matcha adds just a hint of flavor and a bold color to celebrate the holiday. Bonus: this could easily make a delicious mocktail for those who don’t drink alcohol! I am Irish through and through, so I definitely plan to celebrate my heritage on St. Patty’s Day!  If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! 

Matcha Mule, serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1 – 1.5 oz. vodka
  • .5 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • 1 tsp. matcha (cold brew)
  • lime wheel and/or mint sprig for garnish

Discovering Grace - Matcha Mule

Instructions
  1. To make cold brew matcha add 1 tsp. matcha powder to 6 oz. cold water. Shake until matcha is dissolved.
  2. Pour lime juice into glass or copper mug.
  3. Add enough ice (I prefer crushed) to fill glass.
  4. Pour vodka and ginger beer over ice.
  5. Add matcha – I used 4 teaspoons of cold brew matcha to get the color I liked. Add more or less depending on preference.
  6. Stir gently.
  7. Add a lime wheel or sprig of mint for garnish.
  8. Enjoy!

Discovering Grace - Matcha Mule

Discovering Grace - Matcha Mule