Matcha Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe

Mouthwatering lemon, grassy-sweet green tea, juniper-spiked gin, and floral honey combine for a refreshing cocktail that has layers upon layers of flavor. It’s easy to whip up, too. Be sure and follow the tip to make a paste with the matcha green tea powder before whisking in all of the water. This helps the matcha incorporate completely into the cocktail so that it’s frothy and smooth.

Recipe created for Teatulia by Tea Foodie.

Makes 1 cocktail


  • 1/2 tsp. matcha green tea powder
  • 1/3 cup boiled water that’s had a couple of minutes to cool
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 oz. gin
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedges
  • Sparkling water

Matcha Bees Knees


In a medium bowl, whisk matcha powder with a splash of the hot water to form a smooth paste; this will help the matcha incorporate completely into the cocktail with no clumping. Whisk in remaining hot water and honey until honey is dissolved. Let cool. Pour over a glass full of ice, add gin, squeeze in a lemon wedge or two, and top with sparkling water. Give it a quick stir before serving.