Be a Matcha Matcha Man and Whip Up These 4 Matcha Cocktails

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 2 oz sake1 oz St-Germain0.5 oz coconut & matcha powder syrup1 whole eggMethod: Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry shake with no ice to emulsify the egg then add ice shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Add a pinch of matcha powder as a garnish.(Green in the Afternoon, Green Blossom, and Matcha Flip all created by St-Germain Global Ambassador, Camille Ralph Vidal)Goodnight JulepFood Photographer/Getty Images(Created by Nitecap, New York City)3 oz sparkling wine5 oz chamomile-infused Encanto Pisco0.25 oz St. Germain1 tsp cane syrup2 dashes Cecil & Merl Matcha Bitters5-6 mint leavesMethod: Take your julep tin and rub the mint leaves around the glass. Discard mint. Add all ingredients and swizzle with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a lavish mint bouquet, matcha powder, and powdered sugar.Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Manual’s larger Journey to Japan travel guide. Over the course of a month, our writers had the pleasure of experiencing Japan in its many forms, from high-rise bars in Tokyo to traditional tea-ceremonies in Kyoto. We hope this series of articles will not only inform, but inspire you to take your own trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Walk into any hipster coffee shop in the nation now and you’re going to see matcha. It’s the stuff that looks like green cocaine, but isn’t (well, literally, at least). Matcha is, in fact, ground-up green tea. Before harvesting, these green tea leaves are shade-grown, which produces more caffeine and another compound, theanine, which are both why matcha is praised for its energy-giving abilities. When they’re finally on their way to process, the stems and veins are also removed.As with the best ingredients, matcha is versatile — it’s  great for cocktails. I mean, who doesn’t want a healthy caffeine boost when they’re drinking? Below, we’ve gathered some great matcha cocktails to tempt your palates. (As an added bonus, all four cocktails contain one of our favorite liqueurs: St-Germain.)Don’t usually carry matcha in the house? Pick some up here.Green in the Afternoon 0.5 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur0.25 oz limoncello2 dashes of absinthePinch of matcha powerSparkling wineMethod: Add to ingredients to a flute glass, top up with sparkling wine, and stir gently.Green BlossomBrent Hofacker/123RF0.75 oz tequila0.75 oz St-Germain0.5 oz matcha power mixed with water (1 to 1)0.5 oz cloudy apple juice0.25 oz lemon juiceMethod: Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice. Matcha Flip Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Knowlast_img read more

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Malaysia charges 17 Goldman Sachs figures over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia has filed criminal charges against 17 current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB.Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors allege that bond sales organized by Goldman Sachs for 1MDB provided one of the means for associates of former Malaysian leader Najib Razak to steal billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia’s economic development.The government in December filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives for breaches of securities laws including making false, misleading statements to investors.Attorney General Tommy Thomas said Friday the 17 people holding senior posts were charged under the Malaysian Capital Markets and Services Act for conniving to commit the massive fraud.The Associated Press read more

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