Green Tea Ginseng Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

November 19, 2018

Monday, November 12th marked the 23rd event celebration of Sumo Stew, an event where sumo fans come together to watch a live stream of sumo as they eat bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers eat before matches. The event featured delicious Japanese food such as chicken chankonabe, bento boxes, mochi ice cream, and fine drinks from Sakeman, Nikka Whiskey and Senbird tea.


Green Tea Ginseng Whiskey Cocktail at Sumo Stew by Trish


We partnered with Trish Rosseine of Williamsburg Hotel to concoct a creative and unique cocktail using Senbird’s Shizuoka Sencha Green Tea and Nikka’s whiskey to create a Green Tea Ginseng Whiskey Cocktail. This tasty punch is vibrant with lemon soaked in green tea for over 24 hours and hints of chardonnay vinegar. The added ginseng works with green tea to create an energy-boosting cocktail that is smooth and refreshing.

Try out the recipe below. We hope you enjoy!


Green Tea Ginseng Whiskey Cocktail

Green Tea Ginseng Whiskey Cocktail

Servings: 10 people
2 oz Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
1/4 oz Lemon Olio Saccharum
1/4 oz Red Panax Ginseng
1/2 oz Wildflower Honey
1 barspoon Chardonnay Vinegar
1-2 Lemons


  1. Prepare and strain the sencha green tea, and pour into a large heatproof pitcher.
  2. Slice lemon(s) into thin slices and add into the pitcher of green tea. Leave the pitcher in the fridge to allow for the lemon to soak and tea to get cold. (Best if the lemon and tea soaks overnight)
  3. Add in whiskey, lemon olio saccharum, ginseng, honey, and chardonnay vinegar
  4. Serve cold with ice and garnish with lemon slices if desired. Enjoy!

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