Matcha-Pineapple Margarita
Servings Prep Time
2cocktails 10minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
2cocktails 10minutes
Passive Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Matcha Green Tea Syrup
Lime-Salt-Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker or a jar with a screw top lid, combine the tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cover and shake vigorously until mixed (about 30 seconds).
  3. Fill the glasses halfway with crushed ice. Strain the margarita mixture into the glasses and serve garnished with a pineapple wedge. (Photo by Joanna Pruess)
Matcha Green Tea Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove 2 tablespoons of the syrup to a small bowl. Store the remaining syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  3. Whisk the matcha powder until fully combined and cool to room temperature.
Lime-Sugar-Salt
  1. In a small blender, clean coffee grinder or mini food chopper, combine the lime, salt and sugar and blend until finely chopped. (Photos by Julian Landa)
  2. Add the matcha powder and pulse a couple of times to lightly coat the salt and sugar blend.
  3. Prepare your glasses by running a cut wedge of lime along the rim and then dipping the moistened rim of the glass in a shallow dish with the lime/matcha/sugar/salt mixture.