Welp, here it is, the long-awaited DoMatcha-tini trial!
Went through two iterations of this and I am just going to have to pronounce it meh. I mean, maybe it’s my not particularly rad drink mixing skills (it probably is that), and maybe I’m just not that big of a fan of vodka-base drinks (also quite possible, I’m more of a gin person) but I didn’t really feel that the ingredients fit together particularly well (ok, mostly it was the cognac) I assume that what is going on here with the creme de cacao and cognac is an attempt to create a smooth alcohol combination with a vodka base in order to complement the smooth creaminess of the matcha but…I’m just not feeling it. I think if I were to make continued attempts at this (and I might, because I kind of like the idea), I’d probably skip the cognac altogether.
I also tried this with preblending the matcha in water and with just dumping the matcha straight in, but neither attempt really seemed to result in the matcha really settling in with the other ingredients. There wasn’t that magical alchemy that goes one when I mix matcha with latte mix and let it sit for a while, or the nice melding that occurred with the juice. Also, clearly I didn’t buy enough alcohol for this because this note is waaaaay too coherent, and that’s Just Wrong.
After all that, I guess I should end with a caveat that I’m not exactly the most trusted source when it comes to mixed drinks since my drink of choice (as implied above) is the venerable gin and tonic. According to…most people that I meet this makes my tastes pretty suspect.