1. Matcha Iced Tea
What’s more refreshing on a hot summer day than some ice cold iced tea? For me, especially iced matcha is the drink of choice to refresh and energize me during summer. I’ll show you some various ways to enjoy iced matcha:
Preparing iced matcha can be as simple as putting some matcha, cold water and ice cubes into any kind of shaker and shaking until your matcha has fully suspended in the water and is ready to be enjoyed.
If you want, top it off with some lemon juice and lemon slices for a drink to give you all the energy and hydration you need to be ready for your summer workout.
2. Matcha Ice Cubes
Switch your iced tea up by making matcha ice cubes! Just suspend some matcha in cold water; pour into an ice tray and into the freezer they go, until they’re totally solid.
Not only are the green matcha ice cubes definitely going impress your guests, they’re also incredibly versatile –
you can add them to just about any drink. How about some soy or coconut milk with matcha ice cubes for a summery matcha latte? I love to put them into my herbal water, another of my favorite go-to summer drinks. You could also add them to your smoothies for an extra energy boost or to your cocktails instead of regular ice cubes.
3. Matcha Mojito
Speaking of cocktails, I love to incorporate matcha
into my cocktails, and the clear favorite of my friends is Mojito with matcha:
- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 Lime
- 1 tsp. Cane Sugar
- 40 ml. (2 fl. oz.) White Rum
- 1 tsp. Matcha
- Soda Water
As with traditional Mojito, it all starts by mashing mint leaves with some lime juice and cane sugar to bruise the mint leaves until they release some of those cooling essential mint oils.
Stir in some white rum and then, for the most exciting part, suspend some matcha with only a little cold water and add it to your mixture. The traditional Mojito in Havana often uses Angostura bitters to cut the sweetness of the drink; we use matcha instead to create a beautifully balanced cocktail. Finally, fill the rest of your glass with soda water and ice and top it all off with some lime wedges for presentation.