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Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, Time Out Market New York’s Matcha-Tini steals our hearts (and stomachs).
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In 2019, we’ve tasted our fair share of martinis, Old Fashions and even boozy bubble tea. During our exhaustive search for the best New York bars, however, we’ve noticed one undeniable trend: the person behind the bar is using better quality ingredients than ever before. often turning to ingredients once thought as only healthy foods.
Don’t believe us? Order the Matcha-Tini ($14) at Time Out Market New York. This stunning cocktail is composed of Ketel One vodka, kummel (a sweet colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seeds, cumin and fennel), rosemary and the ingredient du jour: matcha. Topped with an orchid, it’s as refreshing as it looks.
You may even feel virtuous drinking a libation that could almost pass as a green juice. But in fact, the matcha, which is finely ground green tea leaves, has been popular for a few years. New Yorkers order matcha lattes, shots and even cold brews like it’s liquid gold.
Perhaps matcha’s rise in popularity dovetails with how chefs are using more plant-based ingredients on their menus (or even their restaurants' interior design). In the meantime, we’ll be enjoying this seasonal cocktail on one of the best rooftops in NYC.