Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Green tea liqueur

First let me mention the ingredients you'll need...
6 tablespoons of quality green tea leaves
3 cups of vodka
1 cup of sugar syrup
2-3 drops of green food colouring

How to make sugar syrup? Mix equal parts of sugar (white or brown) and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes. Cool before adding to the rest of stuff in the recipe. By the way, you can also use an equivalent amount of honey.
Steep tea leaves in vodka for 24 hours. Do not steep for longer time cause the liquer will turn bitter. Shake the jar or bottle well when you add the tea leaves. Add the sweetener and colouring the next day.
Finally, for those who do not know or are not sure....1 tablespoon is 5 ml (1/6 ounce), 1 cup is 236 ml (8 ounces).


Anonymous said...

This sounds great. I am going to keep it in my list of recipes to try.

Irene said...

Am steeping some of the tea now. Had commercialized Zen Green tea Liqueur while in Florida last week. Hope this recipe is as good or better! What recipe do you use for cocktails with this green tea liqueur? Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Something like this may work better for this recipe - cocktail matcha. Six tablespoons are a lot of tea though.