Green Tea, Recipes  |  6.18.2019  |  By C. Yu

Green Tea Whiskey Cocktail with Ginseng Recipe

Sumo Stew is an event where sumo fans come together to watch live stream of sumo matches as everyone eats bowls of chankonabe—the “sumo stew” wrestlers eat before matches. The event features delicious Japanese food such as chicken chankonabe, bento boxes, mochi ice cream, and fine drinks from Sakeman, Nikka Whiskey, and Senbird tea.

At the 23rd event, we partnered with Trish Rosseine of Williamsburg Hotel to concoct a creative and unique cocktail using Senbird’s Ouka Sencha Green Tea and Nikka’s whiskey to create a Green Tea Whiskey Cocktail with Ginseng. This tasty punch is vibrant with lemon soaked in green tea for over 24 hours and a bit of chardonnay vinegar. The added ginseng works with the green tea to create a refreshing and energy-boosting cocktail. Try out the recipe below!

Green Tea Whiskey Cocktail with Ginseng

Total Time: 15 minutes + chill time
Servings: 10 people


  • 2 oz Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
  • 1.5 oz of Ouka Sencha Green Tea
  • 1/4 oz Lemon Olio Saccharum
  • 1/4 oz Red Panax Ginseng
  • 1/2 oz Wildflower Honey
  • 1 barspoon Chardonnay Vinegar
  • 1-2 Lemons


  1. Prepare and strain the sencha green tea, then pour into a large heatproof pitcher.
  2. Slice the lemon(s) into thin slices and add to the pitcher of green tea. Leave the pitcher in the fridge to allow the lemon to soak and for the tea to chill. (Best if the lemon and tea soaks overnight)
  3. Add in whiskey, lemon olio saccharum, ginseng, honey, and chardonnay vinegar
  4. Serve cold with ice and garnish with lemon slices if desired. Enjoy!

If you recreate this recipe, tag us on Instagram at @senbirdtea or #senbirdtea! We’d love to see your creation.

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