The Wakaba Cocktail Features a Marvelous Matcha Accent

By: Malika Renee Butss - Jul 29, 2015
References: netanyc & foodrepublic
A healthy, green tea cocktail has surfaced at the NYC sushi den Neta. The Wakaba cocktail is a glamorous green drink riddled with lemon, simple syrup and green tea-infused vodka.

Cole Schaffer is the beverage manager and barman of the Neta sushi den. Schaffer is responsible for creating a number of original cocktails that pair perfectly with the den's kaiseki-style dishes. Recently added to the menu, the Wakaba green tea cocktail is made with Woody Creek potato vodka. This interesting drink recipe boasts a buttery taste, rich in Japanese genmaicha which blends green tea with toasted rice.

This green tea-infused drink is mixed with lemon and simple syrup and is then shaken to provide a very eccentric vodka sour unlike any other on the market.