Green Tea Shot Recipe: Refreshing and Bright!

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Last Updated on January 3, 2024

Would you like a refreshing drink with a fruity flavor and yellowish-green color? Well, with only four ingredients, you’ll have a mix with unusual sweetness and sour taste.

I’m talking about the green tea shot recipe. It’s super easy to make, so gather up the whiskey, lemon-lime soda, peach schnapps, and sour mix, and follow my instructions!

P.S. You’ll love green tea shots (or my favorite lemon drop shot), especially on a hot summer day!

green tea shot close-up with lime

What Is a Green Tea Shot?

The green tea shot is a Jameson whiskey-based cocktail with a mellow taste and a mix of sweet and sour flavors. It’s your summer cocktail of choice when in need of quick refreshment!

Although you might think green tea is the secret ingredient that makes this cocktail unique, there’s no actual green tea in the classic recipe!

Why Is It Called Green Tea Shot?

The name comes from the green hue and not from the actual tea.

The Jameson green tea shot has a light greenish-yellow color that resembles the one of green tea. Hence you won’t cure any heart disease, but you’ll indeed have fun with Jameson Irish whiskey and peach schnapps.

What’s the Origin of a Green Tea Shot?

The classic green tea shot is the invention of the Jameson whiskey company.

They’ve managed to create an alcoholic drink that’s simple yet of exquisite taste – the company knows its business! To stay true to the original recipe, opt for Jameson Irish whiskey.

However, if you want to experiment, feel free to try Japanese, Irish or American whiskey which stands out for its supreme quality but has a slightly different taste.


To make this sweet, peachy, and bright cocktail, you first need to gather up all the ingredients. You won’t have trouble finding them since they’re available in almost every market and liquor store.

The powerful kick from the whiskey peach schnapps combo with a touch of lemon-lime soda will warm up your throat just right!

The recommended measure is enough to make four green tea shots:

bucket of ice, Jameson Irish whiskey, Peach Schnapps, sour mix and sprite


To achieve the perfect balance of taste and flavors, it’s best to have special cocktail-making tools!

You’ll feel like a true professional – pouring and shaking the ingredients to perfection.

All you need is:

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, worry not. Mason jar is an excellent alternative to a shaker; hence the taste of your green tea shots will not be spoiled.

How to Make a Green Tea Shot?

No brains are needed here! Putting all the ingredients together will not be a challenging task. It’s pretty simple, without taking much of your time.

To make a green tea shooter, just bring your shot glass, and follow these steps. The refreshing Jameson green tea shot will be ready in no time.

I'm talking about the green tea shot recipe. It's super easy to make, so gather up the whiskey, lemon-lime soda, peach schnapps, and sour mix, and follow my instructions!

1. Mix the Ingredients in a Cocktail Shaker

Combine equal amounts of whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker. Put a couple of ice cubes in there as well.

2. Shake

After you put all the ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously for about 10 seconds to ensure everything is well combined.

3. Get Your Shot Glasses Ready

Take a shot glass, and start pouring your green tea shot mixture until the glass is about 3/4 full. Use a bar strainer to make sure the ice cubes don’t fall in.

4. Top It With Lemon-Lime Soda or Lemonade

Add a splash of lemon-lime soda like Sprite or lemonade to each shot. The lemon juice will give a fresh note to this sweet-sour whiskey drink.

I'm talking about the green tea shot recipe. It's super easy to make, so gather up the whiskey, lemon-lime soda, peach schnapps, and sour mix, and follow my instructions!

5. Serve and Enjoy

Shortly after you’re done preparing your refreshing beverage, serve it in shot glasses and enjoy its sweet and sour flavor.

How to Make the Sweet and Sour Mix at Home?

Although you can easily find the sweet and sour mix in most grocery stores or liquid stores, for some of you, the store-bought version is not well balanced (the sweetness tends to take over).

Hence, it’s best to make one at home.


  • 3 tablespoons sugar (for the simple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 fresh lemon juice


  • Pour the sugar and water into a small saucepan and simmer at low temperature until the sugar melts.
  • Place your simple syrup into a bowl and let it cool down.
  • Combine it with the lemon and lime juice, and add a nip of salt.
  • Place the sour mix into a mason jar, and let it rest in the refrigerator for ten days.

You can adjust your sour mix according to your liking – reduce the sugar, or add an extra splash of lemon-lime juice.

The greenish color mostly comes from the sour mix. Hence, the bright green color of the green tea shot is no longer a mystery!

Nutrition Calories

Serving size – 1 green tea shot

  • 83 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Sodium: 13 mg
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Fiber: 0 g

Tips and Alternatives

Next to the classic version of the green tea shot, you’ll find a couple of alternatives that have become quite popular over the years.

Hence, if you want to try out a different mix of alcohol, or just a slightly altered version of the green tea shot, check out the cocktail recipes.

Use a Larger Glass to Make Proper Cocktails

If you don’t like having your drink in one gulp, try making a green tea cocktail instead of a shoot!

Put the shoot glasses aside, and pour the mix into a larger glass. Increase the amount of Sprite or lemonade, shake, and serve over ice to get that extra cold feel.

You’ll have all the goodies from the Irish whiskey, peach Schnapps, and sour mix, but with an extra lemon-lime soda.

White Tea Shot Recipe

Instead of making a simple whiskey shot, you’ll be making a simple vodka shot. What you need is:

  • 1-ounce vodka
  • 1-ounce peach schnapps
  • 0.5-ounce simple syrup (sugar and water)
  • 0.5-ounce lemon juice

Put everything in a cocktail shaker, add ice and give the white tea mix a vigorous shake. Pour into a shot glass, and your drink is ready to be served.

Tokyo Iced Tea Shot

The difference between the green tea shot recipe and a Tokyo iced tea shot is that the ‘Tokyo’ version has more alcohol and additional ingredients.

To make this rich drink, use:

  • Midori melon liqueur, gin, rum, tequila, vodka (equal amount)
  • Soda (Sprite)
  • Sweet and sour mix
  • Lemon wedge

It’s a drink with a pungent taste, usually served in a tall glass with ice cubes.

close up of green tea shot with limes and ice in the background
Yield: 2

Green Tea Shot

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Refreshing Green Tea Shot Recipe: Jameson and Green Tea. Sweet and Sour. No Guest Will Leave Unhappy After They Try Your Jameson Cocktail With A Twist.



  • Combine the whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes.
  • Shake for about 10 seconds to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Pour your shot glasses 3/4 full with the green tea shot mixture, using the bar strainer to keep the ice from falling into the mixture/
  • Top off each shot with lemon-lime soda.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g

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