Green Tea Highball

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The Green Tea Highball is characterized by a simple yet effective combination of a base spirit, carbonated water, and ice.

The foundation of the Green Tea Highball is, of course, green tea – an ancient beverage revered for its delicate flavor and numerous health benefits. For centuries, green tea has been an integral part of cultures across the globe, celebrated not only for its taste but also for its potential to calm the mind and invigorate the body. Its distinctive grassy notes and mild astringency provide a unique canvas for mixologists to craft a beverage that is as refined as it is refreshing.

The choice of green tea is paramount – a high-quality loose-leaf tea with its distinct aroma and subtle taste will ensure a strong foundation. The tea is brewed and then chilled, preserving its vibrant color and natural flavors. A base spirit, often Japanese whisky, is selected to complement the tea’s character. The Japanese whisky’s warmth and depth provide an intriguing contrast to the tea’s lightness, resulting in a well-rounded profile.

Presentation is an art form in mixology, and the Green Tea Highball provides ample opportunities for creativity. A slice of citrus or a sprig of mint can lend a burst of color and aroma to the drink. The resulting visual aesthetics mirror the intricate flavors within, adding to the overall allure.

Beyond its palatability, the Green Tea Highball carries symbolic significance as well. It embodies the interplay between generations – a bridge between the old and the new. It pays homage to the traditions of tea consumption while embracing the innovative spirit of contemporary mixology. In a world where cultural boundaries are constantly evolving, this cocktail becomes a melting pot of diverse influences, a testament to the global nature of culinary creativity.

Green Tea Highball Recipe

  1. 60 ml Japanese whisky

  2. 60 ml cooled brew green tea 

  3. Soda water, to top

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: Mint sprig.

Green Tea Highball Cocktail

How to Make a Green Tea Highball

  1. Add Japanese whisky, cooled green tea brew, and ice to a highball glass and stir gently to combine.

  2. Top with soda water.

  3. Garnish with a mint sprig.