This refreshing Matcha Yuzu Shisho Summer Spritzer is filled with wonderful and unique Japanese flavors. It’s the perfect summer drink with some light Japanese snacks.
Great news everyone Aiya Matcha and I are continuing our partnership until the end of the year. Yay!! So I have many more matcha recipes that I will be sharing. I mean who am I kidding… I will always have matcha recipes to share. To celebrate our continuing relationship I created this Matcha Yuzu Shisho Summer Spritzer. Now say that ten times fast!
If you live near a Japanese grocery store you will easily find the ingredients needed for this spritzer. Apart from matcha you will need some shisho leaves and yuzu juice. It’s pretty rare to find fresh yuzu, but if you can use that instead. Otherwise grab a bottle of pure yuzu juice and you can also use it for other drinks. I hear it’s great with champagne if you are into bitter drinks.
While you are at the grocery store grab some ready made appetizers to go with this drink. It pairs lovely with any and all Japanese food.
Now all you need to do is make some matcha and then muddle the shisho leaves until you start smelling the shisho blend into the matcha.
Then you pour some of the yuzu juice over the muddled matcha and shisho. Add lots of ice and then top with your favorite sparkling water.
That’s it. You can garnish with more shisho and some edible flowers and the drink is ready to serve.
For other Aiya Matcha recipes you can also try my Energy Boosting Matcha Gems, Japanese Style Parfait with Matcha Pandan Syrup or Step by Step Matcha Palitaw with Rosewater Black Sesame Sauce.
This refreshing Matcha Yuzu Shisho Summer Spritzer is filled with wonderful and unique Japanese flavors.
Prepare the matcha following these instructions and then pour into your tumbler.
Add in the shisho leaves and with a muddler crush the leaves until bruised and fragrant. Top with the Yuzu Juice.
Fill the glass with ice and then top with sparkling water.
Repeat for as many drinks you want to make.
You can replace the yuzu with lime or lemon juice and replace the shisho with mint leaves if you do not have access to a Japanese grocery store.