Green Tea Sour Cocktail

Green Tea Sour Cocktail
Green Tea Sour
China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Green Tea Sour

In China, the most common drink for the past 10 years or so has been Chivas and green tea. The green tea is often also blended with jasmine and sugar, which leads to a sweet floral flavor.

In honor of the Chinese New Year, José Andrés’ China Poblano, located inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has created a special cocktail using those base flavors to create a nice, refreshing whiskey sour.


Deliver Ingredients
1 drink


For the green tea Chivas

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 8 ounces Chivas whiskey

For the cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounce green tea Chivas
  • 3/4 ounces St-Germain
  • 3/4 ounces lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce egg white
  • Ice


For the green tea Chivas

Add the green tea bag to a cup of hot whiskey and let steep for 20 minutes. Discard the tea bag and return the infused whiskey to its own bottle.

For the cocktail

Combine all of the ingredients together in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.