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The green tea shot is a refreshing and flavorful concoction of sweet and sour, with a splash of fizz, and a zesty lime garnish.
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Table of Contents
  1. Green Tea Shot Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How To Make This Green Tea Shot Recipe
  4. How To Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Why We Love This Recipe
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. More Recipes You’ll Love
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This green tea shot is a flavor-packed, eye-catching drink that takes on the color of green tea. It combines the smoothness of whiskey, the sweetness of peach schnapps, and the tanginess of lemon-lime soda. 

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Green Tea Shot Ingredients

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The green tea shot’s key ingredients include Jameson Irish whiskey, lending a smooth and smoky depth, and peach schnapps for a fruity twist. 

The sweet & sour cocktail mix gives the shot a perfect balance, while the lemon-lime soda adds a fizzy, citrusy kick.

You’ll need:

  • 2 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 ounces of peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces of sweet & sour cocktail mix
  • 4 splashes (approximately 2 ounces) of lemon-lime soda (Sprite)
  • 4 thin lime slices for garnish

PRO TIP:

When slicing your lime for garnish, I suggest using a very sharp knife to ensure a nice thin slice. I like to cut one thin slice of lime into quarters, giving me four triangles.

Substitutions and Additions

JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY: You can substitute Jameson with a lighter Irish whiskey or bourbon for a milder shot. 

For a unique twist, try using a flavored whiskey like honey or apple-infused.

PEACH SCHNAPPS: Experiment with other fruit liqueurs like mango, apricot, or raspberry for different fruity undertones.

SWEET AND SOUR COCKTAIL MIX: If you prefer a homemade touch, create your sweet & sour mix by combining equal parts of lemon juice and simple syrup.

LEMON LIME SODA: Swap out a splash of Sprite for other lemon-lime sodas or experiment with ginger ale for a subtle spicy kick.

THIN LIME SLICES: While lime is traditional, you can get creative with citrus garnishes, such as lemon or even a slice of orange.

How To Make This Green Tea Shot Recipe

Creating the green tea shot is a breeze! Let’s break down the steps for you:

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can cut this recipe in half or double it according to your needs. 

STEP ONE: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice (approximately one cup cubes). Add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet & sour cocktail mix to the cocktail shaker. Shake well.

whiskey, peach, schnapps, and cocktail mix added to a cocktail shaker

STEP TWO: Set out four (2-ounce) shot glasses and pour the green tea shot mixture equally into each shot glass. 

Top each shot with a splash (approximately a half ounce each) of the lemon-lime soda.

shot mixture poured into shot glass and splashed with lemon lime soda

STEP THREE: Garnish each green tea shot with a thin slice of fresh lime.

tea shot garnished with slice of lime

How To Serve

Serve the tasty green tea shots as a standalone shot at your next party. The combination of whiskey, peach, and citrus will be a hit. Add our cucumber bites and stuffed mushrooms as appetizers.

Transform this shot into a stylish cocktail by mixing a larger batch with extra lemon-lime soda. Serve it in martini glasses for a refreshing and visually appealing drink.

At your next barbecue, offer green tea shots as a pre-grill appetizer. The whiskey’s smokiness pairs well with grilled dishes such as grilled chicken, corn on the cob, and pasta salad.

Surprise your guests by serving this shot as a dessert accompaniment. Its sweetness makes it a perfect match for a fruity or citrusy dessert such as our lemon cheesecake or pineapple cake.

If you are looking for more shot recipes, don’t forget to check out our cinnamon toast crunch shot and Reese cup shot recipes.

Storage

MAKE AHEAD: Unfortunately, the green tea shot is best made fresh to preserve its flavors and fizziness. It’s not recommended to make it ahead of time.

IN THE FRIDGE: Storing the green tea shot in the fridge is not advisable, as it will lose its freshness and effervescence.

IN THE FREEZER: Freezing the green tea shot is not recommended, as it can alter the taste and texture due to the carbonation.

Why We Love This Recipe

The green tea shot holds a special place in our hearts, and here’s why:

FLAVORFUL FUSION: The blend of Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, sweet & sour cocktail mix, and lemon-lime soda creates a harmonious fusion of flavors that’s simply irresistible.

CROWD-PLEASER: This shot appeals to a wide range of tastes, making it a crowd-pleaser at parties and gatherings. It’s a conversation starter and an instant favorite.

REFRESHING AND FUN: The fizzy, citrusy kick from the lemon-lime soda makes this sweet-sour whiskey drink refreshing and fun to enjoy. It’s the perfect choice for a lively night out or in.

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A green tea shot is a remarkable and easy-to-make cocktail that brings together the smoothness of whiskey, the sweetness of peach schnapps, and the zesty kick of lemon-lime soda. The blend of flavors and the refreshing fizz make it a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different brand of whiskey? 

Feel free to experiment with your preferred brand of Irish whiskey to customize the shot to your taste.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of this shot? 

The green tea shot is an alcoholic drink, but you can explore non-alcoholic alternatives by omitting the whiskey and peach liqueur.

Can I make a larger batch for a party? 

You can easily scale up the ingredients to make a larger batch for gatherings. Just maintain the same ratios for a consistent taste.

Is it possible to make this shot without carbonation? 

While the lemon-lime soda adds a unique element to the shot, you can omit it if you prefer a non-carbonated version. It will still be delicious.

Can I use fresh lime juice instead of sweet & sour mix in this Jameson green tea shot recipe?

Fresh lime juice can be used as a substitute for the sweet & sour mix if you prefer a tangier taste. Adjust the sweetness accordingly with simple syrup or sugar.

Can I use regular soda instead of lemon-lime soda? 

While lemon-lime soda is recommended for its specific flavor, you can experiment with other clear sodas or even tonic water for a different twist.

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The green tea shot is a refreshing and flavorful concoction of sweet and sour, with a splash of fizz, and a zesty lime garnish.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 2 ounces peach schnapps
  • 2 ounces sweet & sour cocktail mix
  • 2 ounces lemon-lime soda (Sprite), 4 splashes
  • 4 thin lime slices, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice (approximately 1 cup of cubes). Add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet & sour cocktail mix to the cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  • Set out 4 (2-ounce) shot glasses and pour the green tea shot mixture equally into each shot glass. Top each shot with a splash (approximately ½ ounce each) of the lemon-lime soda.
  • Garnish each green tea shot with a thin slice of fresh lime.

Notes

  • When slicing your lime for garnish, I suggest using a very sharp knife to ensure a nice thin slice. I like to cut one thin slice of lime into quarters, giving me four triangles.
  • You can cut this recipe in half or double it according to your needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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