Matcha Mojito
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban
Yield: 1 serving
For the matcha syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
For the mojito
  • 5 to 10 mint leaves (depending on the size of the leaves and how minty you like your mojito - I like a lot of mint)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 thick slice of lime (the peel will impart some bitterness when muddled; this is important!)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons matcha syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 to 2 oz. white or gold rum (white is traditionally used, but gold is fine, too)
  • 4 oz. club soda or seltzer
  • 1 cup ice cubes or crushed ice
To make the matcha syrup
  1. Heat sugar and water in a small pan until sugar dissolves. Or you can just microwave it in a small cup.
  2. Add matcha powder and stir until matcha is completely incorporated. Set aside to cool before using. This is enough for up to 4 servings.
To make the mojito
  1. In your shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and slice of lime.
  2. Add matcha syrup, lime juice, rum, and ice. Shake vigorously until it's very cold.
  3. Strain into a glass, add the club soda or seltzer. Top with more ice.
Recipe by Fiesta Friday at