July 6, 2022| By

Green Tea Shot

Prep Time: 5 mins
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This green tea shot recipe, also known as a Jameson Green Tea Shot, makes a delicious whiskey cocktail that's peachy, tangy and sweet, and incredibly refreshing! It's a smooth drink that's the perfect summer cocktail with a touch of fruity flavor!

All you need are four simple ingredients - Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sweet and Sour Mix, and Lemon-Lime Soda! For the vodka version, try this White Tea Shot!

The classic green tea shot recipe will get your party started off right! Just like my pink starburst shots and lemon drop shots, they're easy to make and so incredibly delicious.

a green tea shot garnished with a lime and mint leaves
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You're gonna love this delicious recipe! If you're wondering what a green tea shot tastes like, it's similar to a kamikaze shot. The flavor of these whiskey based shots are sweet, slightly sour, and fruity - the perfect combination!

Save these popular shots for parties, a quick pre-game before going out with friends, and on game night.

They're literally the best shots ever and if you've never had them, today is your lucky day! Grab a shot glass and lets go!

Green Tea Shot Ingredients

the ingredients used to make green tea shots - whiskey, peach schnapps, lemon lime soda, and sweet and sour mix.

This quick combination of 4 simple ingredients comes together in a total time of 5 minutes and is so easy to make. Enjoy them as a single shot or with a crowd. Once you make them, you'll be bookmarking this recipe for your next party and every event to come!

If you've ever wondered what's in a green tea shot, see the main ingredients below:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey: You can use whatever brand of whiskey you'd like or whatever you can find at the liquor store.
  • Peach Liqueur: Peach Schnapps is my favorite ingredients - it's what gives these shots their "umph" with peach flavor. Literally SO good.
  • Sweet and Sour Mix: the sweet and sour mix really works well with the peach liqueur and balances out the sweet flavor with a little tanginess.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: I used a splash of sprite. It adds a bit of sweetness that's really nice.

How to make Green Tea Shots

This is one of the easiest tasty tea shot recipes ever and can be made in just two steps.

  1. Combine the 2 ounces of whiskey, 2 ounces of peach schnapps, 2 ounces of sour mix, and. a splash of lemon-lime soda (for extra sweetness) in a shaker cup.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, pour into 4 shot glasses, and serve.
  4. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy!

That's it! Here's a quick video on how to make green tea shots!

Make Green Tea Shots into a Cocktail!

This green tea shot makes the best cocktail and it's so easy to do with literally zero prep time. Literally prepare the drink as instructed and pour into a cocktail glass and add an additional splash of lemon lime soda to make this shot into a martini or green tea cocktail.

Don't forget to garnish with a lime wedge 🙂

Tips

  • This shot is best served cold. I recommend refrigerating the ingredients beforehand or freezing each shot glass for 20 minutes. Although we're using ice in the cocktail shaker, if the ingredients are warm, it'll melt the ice and water down the shots.
  • If you're looking to cut down on the sugar, use diet lemon lime soda or sugar free lemonade instead.
  • To enjoy this drink as a single shot, use a ½ ounce of each of the ingredients.

Substitutions

Missing an ingredients or two but don't want to head to the liquor store? See below for some quick swaps for this cocktail recipe!

  • If you don't have any sweet and sour mix, you can make your own sour mix by using ½ lime (fresh lime juice), a ½ of a lemon (fresh lemon juice), and a 1 ounce of simple syrup or sugar.
  • You can use any popular whiskey you'd like, it doesn't have to be Jameson, American whiskey works too!
  • If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or any larger glass with a lid.
a single green tea shot on a white table garnished with lime and fresh mint leaves

Recipe FAQs

Why is it called a green tea shot?

The name comes from the greenish color of the drink as it resembles green tea. It was invented by Jameson Whiskey Company and was named a green tea shot or "Jameson Green Tea Shot". Spoiler: there's no green tea in this shot.

How Much Does a Green Tea Shot Cost at a Bar?

A green tea shot will typically run you around $10 at a bar.

Can I Make My Own Sour Mix?

Absolutely - and it's super easy. Mix together equal parts lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup and you've got your own homemade sour mix.

What Do Green Tea Shots Taste Like?

The flavor of these whiskey-based shots are sweet, fruity, and slightly sour.

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a green tea shot in a shot glass with a sugar rim

Green Tea Shot

Green Tea Shots are a fruity, tangy, and sweet mix of 4 simple ingredients for the most delicious cocktail ever!
Serving: 4 shots
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 86kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Shot Glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Lemon Lime Soda
  • Lime wedges (for garnish)

To make a green tea shot into a cocktail (makes 1)

  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Lemon Lime Soda

Directions

  • Add whiskey, peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix, lemon lime soda, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Place the cap on top and shake for 10-15 seconds.
  • Pour into serving glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.

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Notes

Tips
  • This shot is best served cold. I recommend refrigerating the ingredients beforehand. Although we're using ice in the cocktail shaker, if the ingredients are warm, it'll melt the ice and water down the shots.
  • If you're looking to cut down on the sugar, use diet lemon lime soda or sugar free lemonade instead.
  • To enjoy this drink as a single shot, use a ½ ounce of each of the ingredients.
Substitutions
Missing an ingredients or two but don't want to head to the liquor store? See below for some quick swaps for this cocktail recipe!
  • If you don't have any sweet and sour mix, you can make your own sour mix by using ½ lime (fresh lime juice), a ½ of a lemon (fresh lemon juice), and a 1 ounce of simple syrup or sugar.
  • You can use any popular whiskey you'd like, it doesn't have to be Jameson, American whiskey works too!
  • If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or any larger glass with a lid.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.003g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 0.2mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 0.1mg | Iron: 0.003mg
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    I really am not a shot person but I made these anyway and they were so good! Good enough to be a good strong cocktail!

  2. 5 stars
    These shots are smooth and sweet but not too sweet. I liked them a lot so I made them as a cocktail and that went well too.

  3. 5 stars
    Made these shots for a third time and loved them! We didn’t have any sprite so we used lemon juice and they still came out good.