Tea Recipes

Matcha Mint Julep

Matcha Mint Julep

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Surprisingly refreshing, try this unique twist on an old classic! We enjoy Matchæologist's ceremonial grade matcha in many of our recipes. Use code SIPSBY on their website for 20% off site wide.

Matcha Mint Julep

Makes 2 glasses // Prep Time: 5 minutes // Active Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • ¾ cup filtered water
  • ½ cup packed mint (or spearmint) leaves
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey or 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 oz bourbon
  • Ice for serving
  • A few mint sprigs for garnish


Place matcha in a small mixing bowl and gradually work in a tbsp of water (drops at a time), continuously stirring so the matcha becomes a smooth paste. Then gently add in the rest of the water.

Combine mint leaves and honey/sugar in a jar/glass/cocktail mixer and muddle (mash together) with a muddler or wooden spoon.

Stir in the lemon juice, bourbon, and matcha mix. Next strain the mixture while pressing on the mint to extract all the lovely flavors. Taste your concoction here to see if you would like more lemon juice or honey/sugar.

Serve it up over ice in two cocktail glasses, garnish with some mint sprigs, and enjoy :)

For a lighter version, check out our Cucumber Green Tea Fizz recipe!

Recipe adapted from The Bojon Gourmet


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