“Matcha has such a unique profile, almost a zesty or nutty quality,” says Dee Ann Quinones, who runs the bar program at Commerson in Los Angeles. “I chose Rittenhouse for this cocktail, which I created at Westbound, because it has a strong and spicy backbone. Adding Montenegro helped to round it out.” The matcha flavor comes from ice cream (Häagen-Dazs and other brands sell it by the pint). The final result is a sweet and spicy drink with a flavor that closely resembles cream soda.
- 1 ½ oz. Rittenhouse Rye or other rye whiskey
- ½ oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water)
- ½ oz. Montenegro Amaro
- 2 scoops matcha ice cream
Combine whiskey, honey syrup, and amaro in a blender. Add ice cream, blend, and serve in a tall mason jar or glass.