By adding a jolt of sesame to this milk punch with matcha, the cocktail becomes fuller and rounder, a harmony of fresh green and deep, nutty flavors. Just as sesame successfully amplifies food, it provides another subtle layer to drinks.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, and dry shake to aerate. Shake with ice, and fine-strain into a ceramic teacup.
*Sencha-tea-infused vodka: Add four tablespoons of green tea into one liter of vodka. Let infuse for up to 15 minutes.
**Sesame-infused vodka: Toast black and white sesame over medium-low heat for about five minutes until it starts to “pop” and smell a bit similar to popcorn. Transfer into a container and let cool. Add 1 liter of vodka and let infuse for 24 hours. Fine-strain into a clean bottle. Keeps about 1 week.