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Green Tea Sipper

Serves 2


    Green Tea Sipper

    This bright and zesty cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to the edamame appetizer. If you can’t find shiso leaves, a good substitute would be a combination of mint and basil.


    Tip: Shiso is part of the mint family of plants and can come in either purple-red or green colours. Shiso is described as having a citrusy and herbaceous flavour with hints of mint, basil, anise, and cinnamon.

    Pair with Edamame with Ginger Chili Dipping Sauce!


    Green Tea Sipper


    • 2 green tea bags
    • 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh shiso leaves, thickly julienned, plus more for garnish
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 4 oz (118 mL) gin (optional)


    Per serving:

    • calories155
    • protein0g
    • fat0g
      • saturated fat0g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates3g
      • sugars1g
      • fibre0g
    • sodium5mg



    In large heatproof mug, place 2 tea bags and boiling water. Set aside so tea can steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and let tea cool.


    In 2 tumbler glasses, divide julienned shiso and lemon and lime juices equally. With spoon, bruise shiso lightly. Fill each tumbler with ice, divide green tea and gin (if using) evenly between glasses, and stir lightly to combine. Garnish with an extra shiso leaf and serve.


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