Matcha Watermelon Lemonade Potion

 
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Oh wow that’s a mouth full! Trust me, the recipe is shorter then the actual name. In summertime I just love to try new drinks, and since my partner was a bartender in another life every now and then we like to do a bit of experimenting! The kitchen may look like a mess by the end of it, but we are a recipe closer to creating our Kitchen Witch recipe book. Maybe one day it’ll become a reality!?

I wanted to try something different than my usual Matcha latte and create something more suited for summer gatherings on the balcony. So I decided to combine two of my favorite summer drinks, the classic lemonade and iced matcha green tea, and add a splash of watermelon to create the ultimate Witch’s Brew! The result ended up being even more delicious than I had hoped, not to mention super photogenic! You’ll definitely have everyone taking their phones out to share a picture on their IG before taking a sip.

For this recipe I decided to test out Coco Matcha’s tea after she so generously sent me a sample of her ceremonial grade matcha! Let me tell you, this green tea passes the Miss B. Matcha test with flying colors. It’s bright green in color which is a sign of a good quality and freshness, whisks like a charm and doesn’t have a hint of bitterness to it. What more could you ask for? Now it’s time to put it to good use, lets get started!

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Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min
Total time: 1 Hour
Serves : 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon

  • 3 1\2 cups ice water

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 2 cups lemon juice

  • 1 1\4 cups cane sugar

  • 1 1\2 tbsp. matcha powder

Instructions

  1. Start by blending the watermelon until you have a smooth puree, I used a blender but you can use whatever you have at hand. Store it in the refrigerator for later.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the Matcha green tea powder, sugar and hot water until it’s nice and frothy, then transfer to your favorite pitcher.

  3. Add the lemon juice and the cold water, then stir.

  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  5. For the sugar rim, grab a lemon wedge (I usually use the small edge slices since they aren’t as pretty), cut a slit in it and rub it all around the rim of your glass. Then pour some sugar in a small bowl, dip the glass in and twirl it around until you have a nice thick coat of sugar on the rim.

  6. Once you are ready, fill your glass with ice cubes and pour in the matcha lemonade (make sure to leave some room!)

  7. Drop a few slices of lemon in, then very gently ladle the watermelon puree on top with a spoon.

  8. Garnish with tiny watermelon wedges and lemon slices. (All for the grams and to impress your coven of course)

  9. Enjoy and share with friends, and don’t forget to tag me in your post! @missbourguignon

I mean this couldn’t be any easier and you will definitely be the star of you next Witches’ gathering! A big thank you to Coco Matcha who sent me her ceremonial grade matcha to try out and share with you. If you want to taste its delicious frothy goodness for yourself, go ahead and use the promo code MISS15 during checkout for 15% off your order!

If you enjoyed this recipe, feel free to share the love and magic with your friends!

Until next time,

Miss Bourguignon