Green Tea Shot Recipe

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Ever Tried a Green Tea Shot?

Are you a teapot enthusiast, a lover of all things tea, or you just fancy a cocktail here and there? Have you ever stumbled upon a drink that captures your imagination just by its name? Well, let me introduce you to the classic Green Tea Shot – a name that might be a bit misleading but trust me, this sweet and sour Jameson cocktail is a delightful surprise!

Green Tea Shot

The classic Green Tea Shot, also known as a "Jameson Green Tea," is an all-time favorite whiskey-based cocktail blended with peach schnapps. Now, before you jump to conclusions, let me clarify - despite its name, this drink doesn’t actually contain any green tea! Yes, you heard it right! Its moniker comes from the cocktail’s charming green hue, not its ingredients.

This concoction might raise eyebrows among traditional mixologists due to its unique blend of ingredients, but its exquisite balance of sweet and sour flavors makes it a refreshing choice, particularly in the warm summer months.

What’s Actually in a Green Tea Shot?

Curious about what goes into this intriguing drink? Here's the simple yet fascinating mix:

  • Jameson Whiskey
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Sour Mix
  • Lemon-Lime Soda

Originally created by the Jameson whiskey company, this cocktail is a nod to its Irish origins. But, don’t hesitate to experiment with your favorite Japanese, Irish, or American whiskey. The final touch of lemon-lime soda not only dilutes the intensity but also adds a hint of sweetness and a bubbly twist, creating a beautifully balanced and rounded drink. And remember, despite its name, this 'Shot' doesn’t need to be gulped down in one go – savor it in 4-5 sips to truly enjoy its flavors.

Making Your Own Green Tea Shot

Ready to mix your own? Here's what you need for 4 Green Tea Shots:


  • 1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey, like Jameson (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Sour Mix (15 ml)
  • A splash of Sprite or any lemon-lime soda
  • 2 - 4 ice cubes


  1. Start by combining whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes.
  2. Shake it up for about 10 seconds, ensuring all ingredients blend well.
  3. Pour the mixture into shot glasses, filling them 3/4th of the way. Use a bar strainer to keep ice out.
  4. Top off each shot with a dash of lemon-lime soda.
  5. Enjoy your Green Tea Shot promptly after preparation.

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