Green Tea Shot

Green Tea Shot

Sweet, sour, bright, and peachy, with the taste of whiskey, this green tea shot is the perfect cocktail for your next celebration with only 4 ingredients.

Type: cocktail

Cuisine: American

Keywords: cocktail, alcohol, whiskey

Recipe Yield: 2

Calories: 110

Preparation Time: 2

Cooking Time: 2

Total Time: 4

Recipe Video Name: Green Tea Shot

Recipe Video Description: Sweet, sour, bright, and peachy, with the taste of whiskey, this green tea shot is the perfect cocktail for your next celebration with only 4 ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Irish Whiskey, such as Jameson
  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Peach Schnapps (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce(15 ml) Sour Mix (15 ml)
  • Splash of lemonade or other lemon-lime soda (use Sprite for a sweeter shot)
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Recipe Instructions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add other ingredients. Using a jigger or shot glass, measure 1/2 ounce (15 ml) of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, and sour mix and pour it into the cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture until chilled (about 5 seconds) and strain the mixture into a shot glass. Top with sparkling soda. Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda or Sprite, and serve.

Editor's Rating:
5

The timeless Green Tea Shot, sometimes called a “Jameson Green Tea,” is a popular cocktail with whiskey and peach schnapps. With only 4 ingredients, this refreshing green tea shot is a nice blend of sweet and sour. This quick tutorial shows you how to make this popular shot so you are ready to impress your guests at your next dinner party.

🍸 What is a Green Tea Shot?

Despite its name, the Green Tea Shot doesn’t contain green tea. A Green Tea Shot is a popular alcoholic cocktail shot with whisky. The recipe is simple. It combines equal parts of three ingredients: Jameson Irish Whiskey, sour mix and peach schnapps. After mixing this with ice, the shot is topped off with a splash of Sprite or lemon-lime soda.

⭐️ Why You Should Try This Recipe

If you like to experiment with whisky drinks and want to try a simple whisky-based cocktail, this recipe is one for you. 

  • Unique and Refreshing: The Green Tea Shot is a unique and refreshing cocktail perfect for various occasions, from casual gatherings with friends to summer parties by the pool.
  • Sweetness and Tartness: This shot offers an excellent balance of sweet and sour flavors.
  • Easy to Make: Making a Green Tea Shot is quick and straightforward, requiring only a few ingredients. It’s an ideal choice for both experienced mixologists and beginners.
  • Ideal for Celebrations: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary, or St. Patrick’s Day or simply want to elevate your happy hour experience.
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πŸ‹β€ Ingredients

To whip up your own Green Tea Shot, you’ll need the following ingredients to create that perfect balance between sweet and sour:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey: Adds a smooth, earthy depth to the cocktail. This whisky brand is vegan and recommended for this recipe, but feel free to use any other whisky brand. The taste will be the same after combining it with the other ingredients.
  • Peach Schnapps: Infuses sweetness and fruity notes, balancing the tartness. Peach Schnapps is a grain spirit flavored with sugar and fruit.
  • Sour Mix (or Sweet and Sour Mix): Provides tartness and consistency for a balanced taste. This mixture is made with lemon and lime juice and some simple syrup. It should be available at the liquor store. 
  • Splash of Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda: Adds effervescence and refreshing qualities, perfect for warm-weather occasions. You can use Sprite, lemon-lime soda, or lemonade. I recommend using a sugar-free lemonade if you like a sourer drink; for a sweeter drink, use sweet lemonade or Sprite.

🍸 How To Make Green Tea Shot

Making the Green Tea Shot is a breeze. Here are the step-by-step instructions with photos.

Step 1 – Add ice cubes.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2 – Add other ingredients.
Using a jigger or shot glass, measure 1/2 ounce (15 ml) of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, and sour mix and pour it into the cocktail shaker. 

Step 3 – Shake.
Shake the mixture until chilled and strain the mixture into a shot glass.

Step 4 – Top with sparkling soda.
Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda or Sprite, and serve.

Make sure to check the recipe card for the full recipe with the exact quantities and information on all the ingredients.

🍸 Variations and Twists

While the classic Green Tea Shot is a treat in itself, mixologists love to put their spin on this playful cocktail. 

White Tea Shot

A fun twist is a White Tea Shot. Guess what? There is also no white tea in that recipe. This recipe combines 1 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce of peach schnapps, 0.5 ounce of lemon juice, and 0.5 ounce of simple syrup. These ingredients are combined in a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shaken until chilled, and strained into a shot glass. The resulting appearance resembles cloudy water.

Green Tea Martini

If you don’t like the idea of a shot, turn this recipe into a green tea martini. Shake the ingredients longer so the ice cubes can melt, and use more lemon-lime soda or lemonade. Serve it in a tall cocktail glass with ice cubes. 

πŸ“” Tips

  • Don’t overshake β€“ Shake the mixture until chilled. Shaking too long will dilute the shot as the ice cubes start to melt.
  • Tools – Using a jigger or cocktail shaker will make things easier, but it’s not necessary to make this shot. A jar with a good lid and a kitchen scale will also do the job. 
  • Adjust sweetness – If this shot is too sour, adjust the sweetness to your liking by adjusting the amount of Peach Schnapps or using any other flavored schnapps for added variety.
A small glass with a green tea shot.

πŸ’¬ Frequently Asked Questions

What is a green tea shot made of?

A Green Tea Shot is made from a mixture of Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix and topped off with lemon-lime soda. Despite its name, it doesn’t contain green tea.

Are green tea shots strong?

It is generally considered a moderately strong shot but not exceptionally potent compared to other cocktails or shots.Β 

The strength of a Green Tea Shot typically comes from the whiskey, which has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of around 40%. The other ingredients, including the Peach Schnapps and mixers, dilute the alcohol content, making it more approachable.

Why are green tea shots so good?

Green Tea Shots are popular because of the unexpected sweet and tangy flavors. This blend makes this shot unique.

Why is it called green tea shot?

The name “Green Tea Shot” is a playful misnomer. While it doesn’t contain green tea, the drink’s name alludes to the surprise of its taste profile, which is reminiscent of the unexpected in the world of mixology. I can also imagine it’s called a green tea shot because of the color resembling green tea.

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Green Tea Shot

  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 2 shots 1x
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: cocktail shaker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Sweet, sour, bright, and peachy, with the taste of whiskey, this green tea shot is the perfect cocktail for your next celebration with only 4 ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Irish Whiskey, such as Jameson
  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce(15 ml) Sour Mix
  • Splash of lemonade or other lemon-lime soda (use Sprite for a sweeter shot)
  • 46 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add ice cubes.
    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add other ingredients.
    Using a jigger or shot glass, measure 1/2 ounce (15 ml) of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, and sour mix and pour it into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake.
    Shake the mixture until chilled (about 5 seconds) and strain the mixture into a shot glass.
  4. Top with sparkling soda.
    Top off with a splash of lemon-lime soda or Sprite, and serve.

Notes

  • Don’t overshake
    Shake the mixture until chilled. Shaking too long will dilate the shot as the ice cubes start to melt.
  • Tools
    A jigger or cocktail shaker will make things easier, but it’s unnecessary. A jar with a good lid and a kitchen scale will also do the job. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 shots
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 10 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: cocktail, alcohol, whiskey

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