Green Tea Martini Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement Updated

Green Tea Martini will bring warmth and healing to your winter evening. A delightful mixture of green tea, vodka, honey, and fresh thyme.

Green Tea Martini Photo

I love a good martini. Straight up with traditional olives or flavorful marinated olives, and as my father-in-law says - just a splash of vermouth. It’s actually a pretty funny story he tells (all the time) about how he and a buddy of his went on a fishing trip years ago and his friend forgot the vermouth for their martinis.

The closest store was miles away but being the good friend that he is, he made the journey out to go and get the vermouth. My father-in-law kept telling him not to worry about it, that it was nuts to drive all that way for vermouth. But off he went.

An hour later when he came back and handed over the vermouth, my father-in-law poured the smallest amount in the cap (a half of a capful he says) and threw it in his drink.

An hour road trip for a half a capful of vermouth.

Those are good friends to have.

Green Tea Martini Picture

But sometimes you need to switch things up with your drinks, whether it’s a dessert martini, like this banana split martini, for a party or something to make when you have a cold like a hot toddy…

Or you could whip up this green tea martini. It only takes a few minutes to brew the green tea with a little honey, infused with fresh thyme.

The hardest part is trying to remember to do this ahead of time so that your tea is ice cold – but never fear – I’m the king of forgetful - so if you do forget, just shake the tea in your cocktail shaker full of ice and strain it out. Ice cold in seconds!

While I’m not going to claim 100% that if you have a head cold or just the winter blues that this green tea and thyme martini will totally cure you – you should definitely give it a try… it’s so good you’ll forget all about your cold!

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Green Tea Martini Recipe

  1 Servings

Ingredients

For the Green Tea:
  • 3 Green Tea Bags
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
For the Martini:
  • 2 1/2 ounces Green Tea
  • 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. Add 2 cups of water to a kettle and heat until boiling
  2. Add the tea bags, honey and fresh thyme to the boiling water. Cover with a plate and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the thyme and let cool in the refrigerator until you’re ready. (Or you can use the “quick cool” method I mentioned above)
  4. In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 1/2 oz. of your brewed tea, the vodka and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a fresh thyme sprig and a slice of lemon.

Notes

  • You’ll have plenty of tea leftover for making more green tea martinis, or just for drinking. The tea would also be great hot with a shot of bourbon!

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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 1 martini, with extra tea for more
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 161

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 1mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 17g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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