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Matcha-Sesame Punch

Matcha Sesame Punch Image: Tim Nusog

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Sencha-tea-infused vodka*
  • 1 oz Sesame-infused vodka**
  • 3/4 oz Cane syrup
  • 1/2 oz Half-and-half
  • 1/8 tsp Matcha powder

Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin without ice, and vigorously dry shake to aerate.

  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously again.

  3. Fine-strain into a 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.