Matcha Honey Sour
This cocktail is whiskey sour shaken with matcha green tea powder and a honey simple syrup. If you don't mind sipping on a green cocktail, the complexity of matcha is worth the unfamiliar hue. Matcha touches on umami in flavor with a soft astringency, earthy sweetness, and almost vegetal taste. It's stunning with honey, delicious in baked goods and desserts galore, and cocktails at that. You're just a few shakes away from this deliciously curious take on a whiskey sour.
Wileyed Up: Matcha Honey Sour
1.5 ounces Copper Run whiskey
.5 ounce lemon juice
.75 ounce honey simple syrup
1 scant teaspoon matcha green tea powder
mint sprig, for garnish
To make the honey simple syrup, whisk together equal parts honey and water in a small saucepan. Turn the heat to medium-high, whisking until the honey dissolves into the water. Remove from heat and let cool.
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and matcha powder in a cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice. Shaker for at least 30 seconds and strain onto fresh ice. Garnish with the sprig of mint.