In April, we experimented with Matcha Martinis, using Naoto’s matcha powder from Japan. They were a fun experiment, but I think we’ll save the matcha powder for tea from now on. We used this recipe (the “classic” with gin) and while it was good, it wasn’t good enough to make it into the book of great cocktails. In more successful experimentation, we made the Casino and really liked it. Gin, lemon, Luxardo and bitters make a fresh combination that was perfect for watching Law & Order together!