By Claire Stern
Updated May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Credit: Courtesy of CATCH NYC

By this point, you're probably familiar with the health benefits of matcha. But for the uninitiated, the green tea powder does more than add a striking color to your morning latte—it's jam-packed with antioxidants. And it mixes just as well with booze, too. This mint and cucumber-infused cocktail from N.Y.C. seafood restaurant Catch looks and tastes like a refreshing green juice, with a little something extra.

"I wanted to make a super-fresh drink that people would want to enjoy when it's warm outside," mixologist Chris Barry tells InStyle. "Matcha has herbaceous, grassy, fruity, and dry notes. Tequila has a similar flavor profile, so the two work harmoniously when mixed together." Get your daily dose of the trending ingredient—and a little buzz going—with the easy five-step recipe below. Bottoms up!

Detox Retox


2 oz Casamigos Blanco tequila ($37;
1 oz cucumber juice
3/4 oz mint syrup ($10;
3/4 oz lime juice
1 tbsp matcha tea powder ($8;


Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a bottle or glass.