This Matcha Cucumber Spritzertini is a unique blend of white wine, sparkling water, cucumber juice, lime, maple syrup and matcha powder. The cucumber mellows the normally strong flavor of the matcha, the lime adds a nice subtle tang and the maple syrup adds a delicate sweetness.
Spring is here and this is the perfect drink to hail the reawakening of nature. This drink is spring green and refreshing. It’s light yet substantial. There are times when I want to join my friends for a cocktail but hard alcohol doesn’t agree with me. So, I decided to create what I call a “winetail”. I obviously didn’t coin the term winetail. There are those that put hard alcohol in their version of a winetail but to me, it is still a cocktail if it contains hard alcohol. It is the perfect name for this type of drink if you ask me!
Drizly.com has selected me as one of their Top Shelf Bloggers and I have partnered with them to bring you this matcha inspired winetail. Drizly is a cool new concept where you can order beer, wine and liquor by the use of your phone or computer. Simply order and they will deliver if you are in one of their delivery zones. You can have it delivered immediately or schedule it for later. Who wouldn’t want that?
- 1/4 Cup/ 4 oz. Dry White Wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand for the grapefruit notes)
6 Tablespoons/3 oz. Sparkling Water
1/2 Cucumber (2 Tablespoons/1 oz.) Cucumber Juice
- 1 Tablespoon/1/2 oz. Lime Juice – fresh squeezed
- 2 Tablespoons/1 oz. Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon Matcha Powder