If you're like me and are sometimes craving a tasty green tea shot but don’t know how they’re made in the bars, crave no longer. With only four ingredients, these green tea shots are the perfect recipe for your next party.
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Chances are you’ve ordered a green tea shot at the bar once or twice in your life. With this green tea shot recipe, you can now enjoy this bar shot in the comfort of your own home.
Next time you’re at a party or looking for a tasty way to start a night out, these shooters are guaranteed to please the crowds. Most importantly, this is a super smooth shot with a fruity flavor, ensuring all your friends will love it.
If you love this shot, be sure to check out the white tea shot as well.
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
- The perfect ratio for a well-balanced green tea shooter.
- How to make your own sweet and sour mix if you're in a pinch.
- An easy way to turn these delicious shots into a cocktail.
For other party shooters, be sure to check out my free shot guide, with over 50 popular shots in one spot.
Ingredients You Need
This classic green tea shot recipe requires just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your liquor cabinet.
Jameson Irish whiskey: Irish whiskey such as Jameson is unique compared to other whiskeys. As you might assume, this whiskey is made in Ireland.
What you might not know is what makes it unique. Made from malted barley as well as other unmalted grains, its defining characteristic is the malt characteristic.
Jameson is one of the most well-known Irish whiskey brands. This whiskey uses bourbon barrels, and it is triple-distilled to provide a smoother and more complex drink.
The Jameson Whiskey Company was actually the one responsible for the invention of the green tea shot as a way of promoting their product.
Peach schnapps: This is an alcohol that is potent in peach flavor. Peach liqueur is made by infusing peach flavors into a clear grain spirit such as vodka. Various brands sell this product at grocery stores and liquor shops around the world.
Sweet and sour mix: This ingredient is essential for giving the green tea shots the taste we know and love. Sweet and sour mix is a combination of lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, and water. It is essentially a citrusy and sour simple syrup.
Lemon lime soda: There are a bunch of familiar lemon-lime soda brands such as Sprite, Fresca, 7Up, and Sierra Mist, which all work perfectly in this recipe. While this ingredient is completely optional, it does provide the shots with a lovely fizz and makes everything go down smoothly. With this ingredient, you can adjust the quantity as you prefer.
Check out the recipe card below for the full details on ingredient quantities.
How To Make This Recipe
In just a few steps, you and your friends will be enjoying these delicious green tea shooters. I think you'll be surprised by just how easy it is to make this shot.
1. To begin, fill a cocktail shaker partway with ice cubes. You can also use a mason jar if you don't have access to a cocktail shaker. Then add in the Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour mixture.
It really is that simple!
Once your ingredients are all together, give it a shake until everything is super cold. This should take about 15 seconds.
This cocktail technique is known as the shake method. This method is used to incorporate air into drinks, making them lighter and smoother to the taste.
It is very important not to add your soda at this stage of the process because of the carbonation. When agitated, the carbonation in the soda will build up pressure in the shaker and essentially explode.
2. Evenly strain the liquid into four rocks glasses (these are just larger shot glasses).
3. Once in the glasses, top the green tea shots with a splash of lemon-lime soda. I used about ¾ ounces (20 ml), but feel free to adjust this amount to best suit your preference.
- To make your own sour mix, combine one part fresh lemon juice, one part fresh lime juice, and two parts simple syrup. This is the perfect option if you don’t have any sweet and sour mix on hand or if you prefer making things from scratch.
- Want to make a green tea cocktail instead of a shot? Follow this recipe and instead of dividing into shot glasses, pour the mix into two highball glasses filled completely with ice. Once the mix has been poured, top off the glasses with a splash of Sprite or other lemon-lime soda. Optionally, garnish with a lime wedge.
- Want to make a large batch of shots? You can easily shake up multiple batches of shots back to back for a party. Since the recipe is all equal parts, it's easy to scale up the recipe.
Green tea shots are equal parts Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour mix. Some recipes top this mix with lemon lime soda. You may also commonly hear this shot called a Jameson green tea shot.
The reason it is called a green tea shot is simply because of its greenish color. The Jameson Whiskey Company was the inventor of this drink as a way of promoting their whiskey. The company offers no further explanation for the name of the shot or why there's no actual tea in the recipe.
Traditionally, these shots are made with similar ingredients like peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix, and lemon-lime soda. The key difference between the two shots is that green tea shots use Jameson Irish Whiskey and white tea shots use vodka.
These are really tasty shots that go down super smoothly. They’re a mixture of a candy-like taste with a sweet and sour finish. Prominent in citrus flavors between the sweet and sour mix and the lemon-lime soda, these shots are a staple for people looking for a sweet, smooth shot.
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Green Tea Shots (4 Ingredients)
- 3 ounces Jameson Irish whiskey
- 3 ounces peach schnapps
- 3 ounces sweet and sour mix
- 3 ounces lemon lime soda
- Add Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour mix to a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice.
- Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.
- Strain into four rocks glasses. Top each shot with lemon lime soda (about ¾ ounces or 20 ml each).