With all the “good-for-you” praise green tea gets, we knew it’d only be a matter of time before it got liquor-ed up. Zen Green Tea Liqueur is distilled from ceremonial Japanese green tea grown by Marukyu-Koyama-En, a Kyoto-based company that’s been cultivating tea for more than 300 years. Try it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail:
1 part Zen Green Tea Liqueur
2 parts vodka
Cucumber (thinly sliced)
Surround and line the base of a glass with fresh cucumber rings. Add ice to the center, pour vodka and soda over the ice; top off with Zen.
Where to buy:
Pick up a bottle at local liquor stores, including: Mac’s Beer & Wine/Midtown Liquor, 21 Peachtree Pl. N.W., Midtown, 404-872-4897; Peachtree Road Liquor Store, 1895 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Buckhead, 404-355-4990; and Jax Fine Wine & Spirits, 5901 Roswell Rd. N.E., Sandy Springs, 404-252-1443.