Sometimes you want a tall, refreshing libation (without the added alcohol). Matcha limeade is the cool down you’re looking for.
I’ve made this matcha limeade for weekend gatherings and al fresco entertaining, and it’s always a hit. Use either organic ceremonial grade matcha powder or individual matcha packets from Trader Joe’s. I’ve used both in a pinch, but I prefer to save my more expensive matcha for homemade almond milk matcha lattés, thank you very much.
I buy fresh squeezed limeade for this mocktail from Trader Joe’s. Look for it in the refrigerated section. If you’d like to make your own limeade to control the tartness and amount of sugar, here’s a good recipe.
Top off your glass with a splash of sparkling water to cut the sweetness, and garnish with fresh mint. It’s a refreshing pick-me-up that boasts clean caffeine and a tart sweetness that’s perfect for beating the heat.
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 4 cups fresh limeade
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 6 sprigs fresh mint
- In a shallow bowl, combine the matcha with about a cup of limeade. Whisk well to combine.
- Add the matcha-limeade mixture to a pitcher and add the remaining limeade. Stir well. This mixture can be covered and refrigerated for several hours.
- To make, fill a glass with ice. I like to use a stemless wine glass. Fill the glass half full with the limeade mixture and top off with a splash of sparkling water. Finish with a fresh mint sprig and serve.