The “Green Russian” may not be an official cocktail, but it’s worth your attention if you’re bored of White Russians. While this drink doesn’t have coffee liqueur, it has a healthy dose of caffeine from one of Japan’s most popular exports: green tea. Specifically, this creamy vodka-based drink has a sprinkling of lovely matcha tea powder.

So, if you’re interested in adding a different color to your White Russian experience, consider giving this recipe a try. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to add some extra “green” with Tribe’s CBD hemp extract!

CBD Matcha “Green Russian” Recipe

A Japanese Spin On The White Russian — Try  Tribe's CBD Matcha "Green Russian"

There’s a lot of hype surrounding matcha powder in the health food space. Indeed, there’s so much good news about matcha that sketpics might say the claims are too good to be true.

However, recent research reveals matcha powder deserves its status as a superfood. The latest data shows that matcha powder contains over 100 more antioxidants than other tea cultivars.

On the downside, you won’t get as many of those healing compounds when you add matcha to drinks like this “Green Russian.” Why? One word: milk.

As we mentioned in our CBD Matcha Latte recipe, milk proteins seem to block the absorption of some antioxidants found in green tea. Therefore, you won’t enjoy matcha’s full potency when you mix it with dairy.

Still, a little matcha is better than nothing, right?


  • 2 oz milk
  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1 dropperful Tribe CBD oil


  • Pour milk, vodka, and matcha powder into a cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice for a few seconds
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
  • Top with heavy cream and Tribe CBD oil

If you’re a history buff, you may already know that Russia and Japan had a significant battle in the early 1900s. Indeed, many historians believe the Russo-Japanese War precipitated the decline of the Russian tsars.

At the time, Japan wanted to expand into Korea, which Russia did not allow. Rather than accept Russia’s terms, the Japanese launched a brutal naval campaign that crushed Russian troops. After Japan’s stunning victory, it emerged as one of the world’s unquestionable superpowers.

Oh yeah, here’s a fun fact for American readers: Teddy Roosevelt was at the signing of the Russo-Japanese peace treaty.

Be sure to surprise your friends with all of these facts as you mix your milky matcha cocktail.

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Like matcha powder, many people view CBD oil as an unattainable superfood supplement. Granted, some CBD oils can be expensive, but there are ways you could save on this spectacular cannabinoid.

For instance, Tribe CBD now offers assistance programs to put our high-quality CBD oils in the hands of those who need it. We now offer generous discounts to veterans, disabled patients, and low-income individuals. No matter your situation, we want to share the healing power of hemp with you.

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