Green Tea Gimlet

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MixMOThe theme for this Mixology Monday (hosted by Cocktail Virgin Slut) is tea. Tea cocktails are one of my favorites, so I jumped at the chance to update a classic cocktail with tea.

The Green Tea Gimlet is light and slightly sweet while still giving you what you came to a Gimlet for–vodka. And green tea is good for you. Does that mean this cocktail is good for you? I can’t say that, but I’ll let you think that if you want.

This cocktail is made with vodka, fresh lemon and a quick-and-easy green tea syrup. If you think you’ll want more green tea cocktails, infusing a green tea vodka or buying the one made by Charbay might be a good investment.


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz green tea syrup*


Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with lemon wheel.

*Green tea syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 green tea bag

Combine sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour into container and steep tea bag in the liquid for 6–7 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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