Summer blockbuster movies have been in full force and the much anticipated Gaurdians of the Galaxy has everyone buzzing. The Marvel movie is tracking huge and some say it will be the biggest movie to hit theaters this month, if not the entire year. An ensemble cast of comic book based misfits and semi-superheroes seems to appeal to audiences nation-wide, even the ladies. My boyfriend is a way bigger comic fan than I, but I must admit, some of the Comic-con craze is rubbing off on me. I'm also a Zoe Saldana fan.
What did I do about it? I created a Guardians of the Galaxy cocktail, of course, and more specifically one catered towards the female character: The Green Gamora. The Gamora character in the Marvel comic series is a superheroine with healing abilities. Did you know green tea is also known to have healing and health components? Green tea has been used to help prevent diseases, promote a healthier heart and it's loaded with antioxidants. So, in my opinion this drink is a supercocktail!
I based this cocktail on one my most favorite Starbucks drinks, the Iced Green Tea Latte. Here's what happened. Trader Joe's introduced a new Matcha green tea powder drink recently, so I snatched it up immediately and started sampling it with some other "ingredients." Alcohol. To make it even more like my coffee house drink, I whipped up some whipped cream with my KitchenAid mixer and went to town. You can of course buy store bought whipped cream, but making your own at home allows you to have some fun with it, meaning, you can spike it too. I added 2oz of Smirnoff Whipped Cream vodka to my whipping cream and it turned out fantastic! If you are hosting a Guardians of the Galaxy party, then I suggest adding a couple drops of green food coloring to really match the green color intensity of Zoe Saldana's Green Gamora exterior.
This Green Gamora cocktail is perfect on hot day or great for an after dinner dessert, so take a chance and make your own spiked Iced Green Latte at home. Make sure to watch my Green Gamora cocktail video recipe on YouTube below and subscribe to my channel for more recipes. As far as the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is concerned, stay tuned in the comments box below for my personal review - I'm going tonight!
Mix 4 tablespoons of Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Latte mix with 8 oz of hot water. Stir to dissolve, let cool, then chill in refrigerator. In a shaker tin, add 4 oz of chilled green tea latte liquid, whipped cream vodka and sake (make sure the shake the Nigori sake so it's cloudy before you pour it in). Shake tin until it's so cold that you can't hold it any longer. Strain over fresh ice and top with whipped cream and an optional Thai basil leaf garnish. P.S. I followed a simple online whipped cream recipe to make mine at home and then added 2 oz of the whipped cream vodka for added flavor. Watch video recipe below :)