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Green Apple Hot Matcha Toddy

Hot Drinks
Jade Leaf

We’ll help you stay warm this winter! Umami notes of matcha meet sweet apple cider and a splash of apple whiskey in this whimsical take on a quintessential seasonal cocktail.


What Is A Hot Toddy?

A drink made from hot water, honey (or sugar), lemon, and whiskey, the hot toddy originated in the 18th century as a medicinal aid. Liquor to numb pain, and citrus and honey to soothe a sore throat.

In our version, the hot water is combined with matcha, and the citrus element is replaced with sweet apple cider.

What Kind Of Matcha Should I Use?

We used our Teahouse Edition Ceremonial Matcha in this recipe. We love its smooth flavor profile and how the sweet notes of the matcha come through in the cocktail.



Recipe Tips:

  • You may substitute the brown sugar with honey, or any alternative sweetener you like.
  • Try the iced version- instead of steaming the apple cider, keep it chilled and serve this drink over ice.
  • You may substitute regular whiskey for the apple flavored whiskey
  • Omit whiskey for a fun kid-friendly mocktail!



Green Apple Matcha Hot Toddy

Makes one drink



  1. In a small saucepan on the stove, heat apple cider until steaming.
  2. Meanwhile, combine hot water, brown sugar, and sifted matcha in a small bowl, using a bamboo whisk, whisking until frothy.
  3. To a glass, add apple flavored whiskey, hot cider, and matcha; stir to combine. Garnish with sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, sip and enjoy!