Green Matcha Sangria

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This Green Matcha Sangria recipe is a perfect mix between earthy matcha and sweet white wine.

Green Matcha Sangria Recipe

Remember when Starbucks made matcha lemonade a big thing earlier this summer? Well it got me thinking about other ways I could enjoy matcha during the hot summer months (because, let’s be honest, a steaming hot full-fat matcha latte is not very appetizing in the muggly heat that is August) and my mind immediately wandered to alcohol. A matcha gin and tonic? No, too simple. A matcha mojito? Already overdone. And then the light bulb went off – what about in sangria? I did a quick search on my blog to find that I’ve never done a sangria recipe (which is absurd because it’s always been a drink of choice between my mother and I ever since I was old enough to drink).

Yes, sangria – the ultimate summer punch. The ideal day drinking companion. Perfect. And not just any sangria – let’s make it color coordinated with frozen green grapes and juicy cucumbers all while maintaining that citrusy matcha flavor that Starbucks made mainstream.

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I used a sweet white wine in this recipe to balance the earthy matcha powder. You could also add a few tablespoons of sugar if you like your sangria on the sweeter side but I personally prefer mine to only have a hint of sweet. Another thing I did was freeze the grapes ahead of time so they doubled as ice cubes. Most of this recipe can be prepped a few hours ahead of serving and then just topped with ice and the sparkling water right before your guests arrive. The matcha portion does settle a little at the bottom so just give it a good stir before serving it into individual cups.

Last thing I wanted to mention is that the only liquor in this sangria is wine (so I guess it’s almost like a spritzer?) as I didn’t want anything too intense. You are more than welcome to add a splash of brandy, apple liquor, or vodka if you’d like an extra boozy kick.

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Green Matcha Sangria
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Green Matcha Sangria recipe is a perfect mix between earthy matcha and sweet white wine.

Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 121 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp organic Matcha powder
  • 2 limes sliced
  • Juice from 1 lime (so 3 limes total)
  • 1 bunch of green grapes frozen
  • 2 green apples sliced
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1 liter sparkling soda
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a tea kettle or small saucepan over the stove. Place the matcha in a heat safe bowl and slowly pour the water in, one tablespoon at a time, while whisking the matcha until dissolved.

  2. Transfer matcha mixture to a large pitcher and add in the lime juice, lime slices, grapes, apple slices, cucumber slices, and half the mint.

  3. Pour white wine into the pitcher and transfer to the fridge until ready to serve.

  4. Right before serving, add a handful of ice and the sparkling soda.

  5. Use the remaining mint to garnish glasses when serving.
Nutrition Facts
Green Matcha Sangria
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
% Daily Value*
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 183mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 9.9%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Green Matcha Sangria Recipe

This post was made in collaboration with and sponsored by the generous folks at Aiya Organic Matcha but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible.

Shellywest

Shelly is the creator of Vegetarian Ventures. She is also the Creative Director of Driftless Magazine and likes to wear wolf shirts, drink peppermint tea, and dance to Stevie Nicks.

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3 Comments

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    Ginger By Choice I Food & Lifestyle Blog

    August 7, 2017

    Uh, what a great idea to add matcha powder to spice up a sangria. I’ll so try your recipe for our next BBQ. With all the beautiful green colors, the balanced flavors and the fruity freshness this drink sounds perfect for a warm summer night!

    Ginger by Choice I Food & Lifestyle Blog

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    Garrett

    August 10, 2017

    Looks amazing and found this through TheKitchn. (Heads up, you want to proofread the instructions.)

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