Green tea gimlet
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Green tea gimlet
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
Invented by Greg Henry and featured in his book Savoury Cocktails. Invented by Greg Henry and featured in his book Savoury Cocktails.
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Gin
Garnish
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Lime
Alcohol content
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22.86% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Green Tea Gimlet offers a refined twist on the classic gimlet with its earthy undercurrents of green tea, striking a delicate balance with the sharpness of lime and the subtle sweetness of lemon syrup. The gin's botanicals, having been infused with green tea, couple harmoniously with the citrus components, creating a cocktail that is both invigorating and sophisticated.

Method
How to make a Green tea gimlet

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First infuse the gin with green tea
Add green tea bags to the gin and sit at room temperature for around an hour
Add the infused gin with the lime juice and lemon syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard before straining into an ice filled lowball glass
Garnish with a lime wedge and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What variations of the Green Tea Gimlet can I try?

Variations of the Green Tea Gimlet can include adding different flavored syrups instead of lemon syrup, such as honey ginger syrup for a spicy kick, or using matcha powder in place of brewed green tea for an intense green tea flavor. Mixing in a splash of soda water can also give it a fizzy twist.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Green Tea Gimlet?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Green Tea Gimlet by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply increasing the green tea and lime juice quantities for a refreshing mocktail. Using a seeded syrup or non-alcoholic bitters can also add complexity to the drink without alcohol.

FAQ

How do I choose the best type of gin for a Green Tea Gimlet?

For a Green Tea Gimlet, choosing a gin that's light and floral can complement the green tea and citrus flavors. Gins with botanicals like jasmine, citrus peel, or cucumber can enhance the cocktail's freshness. Avoid heavily spiced or juniper-heavy gins as they might overpower the delicate green tea notes.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to incorporate green tea into the cocktail?

The best way to incorporate green tea into the cocktail is by first brewing a strong green tea and allowing it to cool before mixing. This ensures the tea's flavors are prominent without diluting the drink. You could also experiment with cold-brew green tea for a smoother taste. For a more concentrated flavor, green tea extract or matcha powder can be used in moderation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Green Tea Gimlet to enhance its flavors?

To enhance its flavors, serve the Green Tea Gimlet in a chilled lowball glass to keep it cold. Garnishing with a twist of lime or a sprig of fresh mint can add aroma and visual appeal. The cocktail's balance between the gin, citrus, and green tea flavors is best enjoyed well chilled.

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