For those of us who just can’t stomach a straight up liquor shot, this Green Tea Shot Recipe is the perfect way to start the party. Just a few ingredients and some mediocre bartending skills until you’ve got a sweet and sour shooter everyone will love.[feast_advanced_jump_to]
About this Drink
What is a green tea shot? A green tea shot is classically a mixture of whiskey, peach Schnapps, sour mix, and soda or lemonade. Yes, you read that right. A green tea shot doesn’t actually contain green tea.
The color of the shot comes out to be a faint green resembling an iced green tea, which is where the name comes from.
The Jameson Whiskey company actually invented the green tea shot and it’s also referred to as “Jameson Green Tea”. So if you want to make it classically, Jameson is the way to go.
If you’re into whiskey, also check out this Cranberry Whiskey Sour recipe, or if you’re looking for more drinks with some punch, try this Lime Drop Martini or this Mezcal Paloma.
- Whiskey - Jameson Whiskey is classic for a green tea shot.
- Peach Schnapps - Fruity flavor and some sweetness!
- Sprite - Perfect balance of lemon and lime and also tones down the strength of the shot.
- Lemon & Lime Juice - The fresh citrus brightens up the drink.
- Lime & Sugar - Lime zest mixed into cane sugar creates a fun mixture to rim the glasses with.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
Liquor - Feel free to substitute the Jameson with bourbon or whiskey. You can also make a white tea shot with vodka, instead.
Sprite - Any lemon lime soda will do. 7UP, Sierra Mist, Squirt.
Citrus - If you have it, you can use sour mix instead of the lemon, lime and simple syrup.
Simple Syrup - If you don't have simple syrup on hand, to add sweetness you can use agave or honey mixed with a little warm water to thin it out.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Use the juiced lime rinds to rim the shot glasses. Dip in a lime zest + sugar mixture.
2. Add whiskey, peach schnapps, sprite, simple syrup, and the juice of a lemon and lime to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20-30 seconds until combined.
3. Pour into the rimmed glasses. Serve the shots with lime wedges and enjoy! Please drink responsibly.
- Use a mason jar or tightly sealed water bottle if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.
- You want this cocktail COLD. If your ingredients aren’t cold to begin with, add some ice to the shaker. I also recommend chilling the shot glasses in the freezer before making your drink.
- If you want a stronger shot, leave out the soda.
Classically, no. A Green Tea Shot does not contain any amounts of tea. The name simply comes from its color slightly resembling the color of an actual green tea.
Green Tea Shots are more diluted than your average shot. The liquor is accompanied by a lemon lime soda, like Sprite, and a sweet + sour mixture which is made up of simple syrup and citrus.
They are a balance of sweet and sour with a little warmth and fruitiness from the liquors. They do not taste strongly of alcohol as compared to many other shots.
Absolutely! Follow the Green Tea Shot recipe as written, then add to a glass with ice and top with club soda, Sprite, or Lemonade for a Green Tea Shot cocktail.
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Green Tea Shot Recipe
- Handheld juicer
- Cocktail shaker
- shot glasses
- 3 oz Jameson Whiskey
- 3 oz Peach Schnapps
- 4 oz Sprite
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tbsp sugar and zest of 1 lime, for rim
- Use the juiced lime rinds to rim the shot glasses. Dip in a lime zest + sugar mixture.
- Add whiskey, peach schnapps, sprite, simple syrup, and the juice of a lemon and lime to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20-30 seconds until combined.
- Pour into the rimmed glasses. Serve the shots with lime wedges and enjoy! Please drink responsibly.
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NOTE: this is counting the alcohol as strictly carbs - remember, if you are counting your macros & alcohol, this is a good reference: Macrostax | How To Calculate Alcohol for Macro Counting
TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A CARBOHYDRATE: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/4 = 33g Carbs. TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A FAT: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/9 = 15g Fat) TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS BOTH A CARBOHYDRATE AND A FAT: Use the a portion of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 Use the remainder of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9. Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 66 calories/4 = 16.5g Carbs 66 calories/9 = 7g Fat
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