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.
Kineta Cold Brew Matcha Drinks
Available in Green Apple, Sicilian Lemon and Peruvian Ginger, the three flavours of Kineta Cold Brew Matcha Drinks make an excellent Dry January alternative to a cocktail. All you have to do is shake the bottle well and serve cold over ice! They also make excellent mixers, so once you’re back on the booze why not experiment a little? We’ve tired all three with some gin and found the results very pleasing (especially with the Sicilian Lemon!).