Matcha Yuzu Gin Fizz is a refreshing cocktail featuring matcha green tea, yuzu citrus juice and gin. Make it a non-alcoholic mocktail by omitting the gin and replacing with sparkling water.
Why you'll love this recipe
If you enjoy gin and tonic, you'll love the flavour of this Matcha Yuzu Gin Fizz.
It's a slightly sweet, earthy and sparkling drink that's easy to drink.
Yuzu juice adds a a bold citrus note that pairs well with the matcha green tea.
If you don't have yuzu juice on hand, you can certainly use lemon or lime juice instead.
What is a gin and tonic?
Gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin (an alcohol flavoured with juniper berries) and tonic water.
It's also known as a "G & T" or gin tonic in many places.
What is matcha?
Matcha is a Japanese green tea with an earthy flavour that pairs well with citrus.
I've got lots of recipes using this tea.
Ingredients you'll need
- matcha: use a high quality, ceremonial matcha for a vibrant colour and the best flavour
- hot water: at 80 degrees Celcius; to dissolve the matcha and sugar
- granulated sugar: or any sweetener; such as liquid honey or agave syrup
- yuzu juice: is a Japanese citrus -- you can get yuzu juice in Asian/Japanese grocery stores; or juice of ½ lime; you can also substitute with lemon
- gin: a distilled, clear, alcohol flavoured predominantly with juniper berries
- tonic water: is a carbonated water with quinine dissolved in it; usually tastes slightly bitter and sweet; also used in vodka tonic
- carbonated water: is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas; also known as sparkling water; you can also use club soda if you like
How to make it
Whisk together the matcha, hot water and sugar in a small bowl.
Divide the matcha mixture into 2 serving glasses.
Add ice to the glasses.
Pour in yuzu or lime juice, gin, and tonic water.
Top with carbonated water.
Give it a light stir and serve immediately.
FAQs & substitutions
Can I make it non-alcoholic?
Yes, just omit the alcohol (gin) and replace with carbonated water.
Can I use a different liquor?
Yes, you can try it with vodka or rum.
Can I use a different sweetener?
Yes, you can use a simple syrup, honey, maple or agave syrup.
I can't find yuzu juice -- can I omit it?
You can use lime juice or lemon juice in its place.
Can I use a different tea?
I haven't personally tried it, but you can try it with hojicha tea.
Why is the hot water at 80 degrees C?
Matcha is best brewed at 80 degrees C, to avoid scorching the tea, which can leave an unpleasant bitter taste.
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Matcha Yuzu Gin Fizz
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 1 teaspoon matcha ceremonial grade
- 2 tablespoon hot water (80°C)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or any sweetener you like
- 1 teaspoon yuzu juice or juice of ½ lime divided
- 30 ml gin divided
- 1 bottle (200ml) tonic water divided
- carbonated water
- Whisk together the matcha, hot water and sugar in a small bowl.
- Divide the matcha mixture into 2 serving glasses.
- Add ice to the glasses.
- Pour in yuzu or lime juice, gin, and tonic water.
- Top with carbonated water.
- Give it a light stir and serve immediately.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.