Green tea is so ubiquitous these days, it’s even popping up in cocktails. "People feel as though they can have their cake and eat it, too," says Cy Oldham of Bucktown’s Silver Cloud (1700 N. Damen Ave.) and Uptown’s Fat Cat (4840 N. Broadway). "Green tea is popular due to its claims of promoting weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and fighting cancer." And now it will get you drunk.

Liquid Zen
($9 at Silver Cloud)

1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Pear
Splash of soda
Splash of apple cider


Combine ingredients in a shaker; pour into a pint glass; fill with chilled home-brewed green tea. 



Photography: Chris Guillen