Cheers to good health with this antioxidant-rich concoction from Momotaro's Allie Kim.
Head bartender Allie Kim shakes up the vodka-based Monk’s Journey with matcha green tea and aloe liqueur, evoking a time when Japanese monks brewed the tea for nobility and samurai as an appetite suppressant. “Matcha is rich in antioxidants, so in a sense, it’s a guilt-free cocktail,” says Kim, who shares her recipe here:
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz matcha green tea
½ oz. Chareau aloe liqueur
1½ oz. Ketel One vodka
Shake ingredients and pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL BURGER