At the pioneering cocktail bar White Lyan (which closed in April 2017), they used tannins in different forms (powdered, by way of teas, etc.) to create texture and astringency in cocktails. In their Green T, they combine gin with a strong green tea syrup, “fake lime juice” and soda for a wholly unique highball.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces green tea syrup, (see Editor's Note)
- 1/2 ounce fake lime juice, (see Editor's Note)
- soda water, to top
- Add all ingredients to a highball glass.
- Add ice, and top with soda water.
Green Tea Syrup:
Combine two parts freshly brewed, strong green tea to one part sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then bottle.
Fake Lime Juice:
9 grams citric acid powder
6 grams malic acid powder
0.2 grams tartaric acid powder
50 grams phosphoric acid 1.25% solution*
260 grams water
1 gram salt
Whisk powders with water to dissolve, bottle and store in the refrigerator.
*Phosphoric Acid 1.25% Solution: Combine 1.25 grams of food-grade phosphoric acid (usually comes as a 75% solution) with 100 grams of water. Whisk to dissolve and bottle.