Sencha Sour

Sencha Sour

Sencha Sour

Green tea-infused gin gives depth to this otherwise light, breezy drink, made with fresh yuzu juice, pickled ginger syrup, and soda. Inspired by one served at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, it's the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums.Helen Rosner

Green tea-infused gin gives depth to this otherwise light, breezy drink, made with fresh yuzu juice, pickled ginger syrup, and soda. Inspired by one served at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, it's the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums.

Sencha Sour
Green tea-infused gin gives depth to this otherwise light, breezy drink, made with fresh yuzu juice, pickled ginger syrup, and soda. Inspired by one served at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, it's the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums.

For the Sencha-Infused Gin

  • 8 bags sencha tea
  • 2 cups gin

For the Cocktail

  • 1 12 oz. sencha-infused gin
  • 12 oz. pickled ginger syrup
  • 12 oz. sake
  • 12 oz. yuzu juice
  • Soda water, to serve
  • Fresh grapes, halved, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the sencha-infused gin: Place sencha tea bags in gin; let sit 6–8 hours. Remove tea bags, squeezing gin from bags; discard tea bags.
  2. Make the cocktail: Combine gin, syrup, sake, and yuzu in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously and pour into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda and garnish with grapes.