July 6, 2022

Green Tea Shot

Prep Time: 5 mins
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This green tea shot recipe makes a 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

This cocktail was invented by Jameson Whiskey Company and named a green tea shot or "Jameson Green Tea Shot" because of it's colorful green hue. Spoiler: there's no green tea in this shot. The flavor is sweet, sour, and fruity - the perfect combination!

The first time I had a green tea shot was in college. Admittedly, I was trying to be healthy and ordered it because I thought it was green tea with alcohol. When I tasted it, I thought that I was struck gold because it was SO good. I thought to myself - I can be slightly healthy and drink!

green tea shots on a white table with a cocktail shaker

Turns out, there's actually not a drop of actual green tea in this shot. It doesn't even taste like green tea at all, it's more of a fruity shot. BUT to this day, it's one of my favorite fruity cocktails.

Since then, I've made these popular shots for parties, a quick pre-game before going out with friends, and on game night. They're literally the best shots and if you've never had them, today is your lucky day!

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

Green Tea Shot Ingredients

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 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 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. 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

FAQs

Why is it called a green tea shot?

The name comes from the color of the drink as it resembles green tea because of the greenish color. But we're skipping the cup of tea for this shot and saving it for later.

Do I need green tea to make green tea shots?

Nope! There's no actual tea in a green tea shot. They get their name from the color because it's similar to green tea.

Are green tea shots strong?

as far as alcohol taste. They're actually quite smooth so be careful, it's easy to throw these back because they taste so good.

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

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

  • 1 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 ounces Peach Schnapps
  • 1 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 ounce 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 don’t typically comment on recipes but these shots were so good I had to come on and thank you for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    What a refreshing drink!! I made these last night to keep cool in the summer and they were delicious! I love all of your drink recipes and this one is no different. Keep them coming!

  3. 5 stars
    I was delighted to come across this recipe, just in time for summer hangouts and the girls approved. Fun and delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful read and your photography always captivates me!!! I loved this shot! It had such perfect balance and complexity and sooo easy to make too. I will be making it once again this coming weekend!

  5. 5 stars
    I had a girls weekend and my friends absolutely loved this shot! The flavor profile was spot on and I’m not typically a whisky drinker but now I’m a believer. Will definitely make these again!

  6. 5 stars
    This drink combines two of my favorite things - tea and liquor. The result was surprisingly addictive. Two thumbs up!

  7. 5 stars
    Britney we loved this shot, it was really smooth and that peach flavor was everything. Thanks for this recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    My husband loves to drink whiskey neat, but I made him this to share with me for our "at home happy hour". He said it's one of the few whiskey cocktails that he enjoys and would totally drink it again. A winner for sure.

  9. 5 stars
    What a fun idea for a shot! We tried these this weekend and loved them! They're so perfect for a summer gathering.