If you’ve overindulged this Christmas and are taking part in the ever-difficult dry January, these Matcha mocktail recipes are certain to help see you through the month. Not only is it free of alcohol but contains the green super-food that is Japanese Matcha tea.
How To Make A Matcha Mojito Mocktail
The measurements listed for the ingredients below are suitable for a single drink, so if you need to make two, double them, and if you need to make three, triple them. You can guess the rest.
- 1 teaspoon Kineta Matcha
- 200ml Pineapple juice
- Juice of 1 lime
- Mint 1 teaspoon
- Extra lime slices and mint leaves to garnish.
Now that you have gathered up the ingredients, it’s time to test your inner-mixologist.
- Add the pineapple juice, lime juice and mint to a cocktail shaker and shake.
- Separately prepare a straight up Matcha, by adding 1 teaspoon of Kineta’s Finest Matcha and adding hot (not boiling) water.
- Place ice in your glasses and then pour in your pineapple mix. Then add the Matcha on top. You should see a beautiful separation between the yellow and green layers.
- Garnish and enjoy!
Once Dry January is over, you may want to convert the Matcha Mojito mocktail into a Matcha Mojito Cocktail. To do this, simply add 50ml of light rum along with the pineapple juice.
How to Make A Grapefruit Thyme Mocktail
Like the above, the measurements below are for a single drink. Fortunately, making enough for two, three, or even four is still just as simple a process. All you need to do is multiply the measurements by however many of you there are!
- 250ml still water
- 190g sugar, divided
- 1 bunch fresh thyme, plus a few for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Kineta Matcha tea powder
- 2 tablespoons grated grapefruit zest
- 180ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- Sparkling water
Making this drink is split into two phases, making the thyme syrup and mixing the mocktail. We will start by making the thyme syrup:
- Add 130g sugar and 250ml water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, make sure you stir to dissolve sugar.
- Take off the heat and add the thyme.
- Let the mixture steep for 1 hour
- Strain the thyme and chill the syrup
Now that you have your thyme syrup, it’s time to mix you up a drink!
- Mix 60g sugar and the grapefruit zest on a shallow plate and set aside.
- To serve, dip the rim of your serving glass into a shallow cup of water and then into the grapefruit sugar.
- Fill the glass up to halfway with ice
- Add the grapefruit juice to the glass, followed by the matcha green tea
- Add 60ml of thyme syrup.
- Shake and top up with sparkling water.
- Garnish with a sprig of thyme.
When Dry January is over and you can start drinking alcohol again, this mocktail can be turned into a cocktail by mixing in some gin at any point before shaking.