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Gin & Matcha Cocktail

PREP: 1 hour

This bright, sparkling citrus cocktail with a beautiful green tea ombré effect is simple to make and sweetened with homemade date syrup! Recipe by Feasting on Fruit!

Ingredients

  • Medjool Date Syrup
  • 12 oz Natural Delights pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 cups of water
  • Matcha Gin Fizz
  • 2 ounces gin*
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Medjool date syrup (shown above)
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 3-4 ounces club soda

Preparation

Medjool Date Syrup

1. In a medium saucepan, bring Natural Delights Pitted Medjool Dates and water to a boil.

2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently and smashing with a spoon or potato masher to break the dates apart

3. After about 30 minutes most of the liquid should be evaporated and the remaining liquid should be quite thick/syrupy.

4. Remove from the heat and cool. Then squeeze through a nut milk bag to extract just the syrup (you should get about 1 cup).

5. Transfer to a glass jar and keep it in the fridge.

Matcha Gin Fizz

1. Shake together gin, lemon juice, syrup, and matcha powder in a cocktail shaker (or a jar works if you don’t have one) with ice.

2. Strain into a glass, add ice, and top with club soda.

3. Garnish with a lemon slice.

4. Enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.

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