Green Tea Cocktail – This Green Tea Cocktail is naturally colored with antioxidant-rich matcha, sweetened with maple syrup and dates, and made creamy without dairy by using coconut milk! It’s the perfect festive drink for Halloween, and is an absolute show stopper in flavor!
If you’re looking for healthy Halloween cocktails, this is one recipe you have to add to your list! Keep reading for the details.
Green Tea Cocktail
Like mentioned above, this Green Tea Cocktail is made with only the cleanest ingredients, and is a much better choice than your average sugar-laden cocktail. While this cocktail can be enjoyed all year long, it was originally created to be a festive Halloween drink! The green color from the matcha makes this recipe easy to re-theme into a spooky adult beverage. At our Halloween parties, we call it the “Green Goblin Cocktail”!
How to Make Our Green Tea Cocktail
This Green Tea Cocktail recipe is easy peasy to make, and only takes around 5 minutes of your time. With just 9 ingredients and a high speed blender, making a seasonal treat has never been easier! So what exactly are these ingredients?
Green Tea Cocktail Ingredients
Here at Clean Cuisine, we commit to nutrient-dense, minimally processed, clean ingredients. That means using natural sweeteners instead of refined-sugar, color from fruits and veggies instead of dyes, and dairy substitutes from plants! Here are the ingredients we used to make this sweet cocktail:
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is full of healthy fats, and a great substitute for dairy!
Lemon Juice + Wedges: Lemon juice adds a nice citrusy tang to this Green Tea Cocktail Recipe. Plus, it’s a great source of Vitamin C, has even been studied to encourage proper digestion, and much more! Lemon wedges are placed on the side for decoration, and an added burst of citrus!
Medjool Dates: Dates are a great whole foods natural sweetener, and full of nutrients. Medjools, in particular, are extra sweet and creamy, making them perfect for sweetening desserts or drinks!
Matcha: Matcha is loaded with antioxidants, has been studied to help protect against cancer, lower cholesterol, and so much more! It’s also a great way to add natural color to desserts and drinks that you’d like to dye green!
Maple Syrup: Another natural sweetener, maple syrup has more nutrients than empty calorie refined-sugar, and is great for sweetening drinks and desserts! Is drinking maple syrup by the bottle a good idea? No. Is it better than high-fructose corn syrup or refined-white sugar. Yes!!
Vodka: Vodka is highly distilled, leaving behind zero sugar and few calories. While we try to keep drinking to a minimum, vodka, in our opinion, is generally a safer choice in regards to health, and leaves us feeling our best.
Water and Ice: The perfect amount of water and ice in this recipe help to create balance in flavor and texture, while making this drink icy cold, exactly how it tastes best!
Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is mixed with matcha to add a sweet, and festive rim to your cocktail glass.
Here at Clean Cuisine, we do drink wine (in moderation). However, we are not big on cocktail drinks UNLESS they are made without refined sugar, contain no juice and also work in some antioxidants.
This Green Tea Cocktail meets all of the criteria. And thanks to the matcha, this is one cocktail that offers a good dose of antioxidants.
I’m not going to try and tout this Green Tea Cocktail as a health tonic, but if you are going to drink alcohol then you might as well work in some superfoods. The amazing benefits of REAL green tea, which include matcha, might not totally offset the alcohol, but it certainly can’t hurt!
Matcha Health Perks
I know a lot of people know about the benefits of green tea, mostly because of its antioxidant content. But matcha has green tea beat. One of the major health benefits of matcha tea is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip. In fact, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than just about any other ‘superfood’.
One cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of brewed green tea!
Using the testing method known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), experts at Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses an amazing twenty times more antioxidant activity than pomegranates or blueberries. Matcha’s ORAC rating is a mighty 1573 units per gram, compared to pomegranates 105 units per gram or blueberries 93 units.
In addition to antioxidants, matcha offers additional health perks:
- Boosts metabolism
- Safe detoxifier
- Calms the mind
- Rich in fiber & chlorophyll
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
So, if you are going to have a cocktail, adding a bit of matcha is definitely a good idea. It just might help offset a bit of the alcohol….
More Cocktails for Fall
These cleaned up cocktails for fall are easy to make, and filled with nutrients. Serve these at your next get together!
Pumpkin Margarita Recipe for Blender: Perfect for healthy fall and Halloween celebrations, this Pumpkin Margarita Recipe for Blender has zero gluten, dairy, or added sugars.
Clean Bloody Mary Mix Recipe: This Clean Bloody Mary Mix is perfect for Halloween! Delicious, and much healthier than the conventional version.
How to Make a Sangria: Made with whole fruit and fresh ingredients, we’re here to teach you How to Make a Sangria the healthy way! Another easy recipe to theme towards Halloween.
Ready for the full recipe? Let’s jump in!
Green Tea Cocktail
This Green Tea Cocktail is made with antioxidant-rich matcha, the perfect festive drink for Halloween, and is an absolute show stopper in flavor!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
COCKTAIL GREEN TEA
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 medjool dates
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder, plus more for rimming glasses
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vodka
- 1 1/2 cup ice
- 2 lemon wedges
COCKTAIL GREEN TEA RIM
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon matcha
- Lemon juice, enough to dip glass in
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and process until smooth and creamy.
- Pour lemon juice in a small bowl, and dip glass.
- Mix together coconut sugar and matcha from rim ingredients.
- Roll glass edge in coconut sugar and matcha mixture until well-coated.
- Pour Cocktail Green Tea in glasses, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Keywords: Cocktail Green Tea