A classic green tea shooter to start the party! A green tea shot is a bright and refreshing whiskey cocktail made to share with friends!
What is a green tea shot
A classic green tea shot (or “Jameson Green Tea”) is a whiskey based cocktail made of four simple ingredients:
- Jameson Irish Whiskey
- Sour mix
- Peach Schnapps
- Lemon-Lime Soda or Lemonade
Jameson is the leader in the Irish whiskey market and the spirits continue to dominate the markets due to quality, triple distilled, great-tasting, and crafted with a smooth taste that is made to be share with friends.
Mixologists might laugh at the simple combination of Irish Whiskey Peach Schnapps and Sour Mix spirits that created the name for this alcoholic drink. Afterall, what makes a green tea shot get its name if there is no actual tea in it? The name comes from the light greenish yellow color – not to be confused with a shot of matcha green tea or white tea drink!
This jameson green tea shot recipe is a tasty little drink! It tastes like a summer cocktail you will want to sip and enjoy on a hot summer day with a fruity flavor. It’s perfect for a green themed party, the holidays, or St. Patrick’s Day Irish celebration with some Irish soda bread and matcha protein balls to snack on!
Do I need green tea to make these shots?
Sorry to disappoint you but you will not get an antioxidant and health boost here, just a sip of happy! You do not need green tea to make a Jameson tea shot. It is purley alcohol and splash of bubbly soda. If you are looking for a non-alcoholic recipe, try this version.
Ingredients for green tea shot
- ½ ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey – Although some people like to also make a Vodka version similar to a kamikaze.
- ½ ounce Sour mix – This gives the green tea drink a sweet and sour devour power and green coloring! It can also be found as Whiskey Sour Mix or Sweet and Sour Mix.
- ½ ounce Peach Schnapps – A whiskey peach schnapps combination adds just the right punch to make your mouth pucker.
- splash of Lemon Lime Soda or Lemonade – Soda adds a hint of bubbly and sweetness yet tones down the drink slightly.
How to make a Jameson green tea shot
Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker or a glass. You will use ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon (see how many tablespoons in a ounce chart) each of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, and Sour Mix.
Then pour each of the ingredients into the glass or cocktail shaker and then stir it or cover and shake vigorously to chill. Pour the drink over a shot glass and top with a splash of lemon lime soda.
Green Tea Shot as a full cocktail drink
Rather not take a quick cocktail shooter? Me either- I like to sip my drinks and enjoy them slowly. You can still sip this beverage in a shot glass or enjoy it as a full tea cocktail with a toned down and lighter flavor.
Here’s how to turn this shot into a cocktail: In a larger glass or whiskey glass, add ice and pour the shots over ice. Add extra lemon-lime soda or sprite or make it into a spritzer and add sparkling water and fresh lime juice.
I just love a fun shot glass, and the square effect of these makes it perfect for sipping slowly or slurping down in one gulp. These shot glasses hold about 2 ounces, just enough for a Jameson shot, and comes in a 6-pack. You can order them through Amazon here (affiliate link) – enough to share with friends!
Frequently Asked Questions
A green tea shot price at a bar is about $10 each. It is much cheaper to make at home and enjoy with friends! In fact all these liquor ingredients cost around $50 – and you get far more than 5 shots!
Jameson green tea shots get the name not because there is green tea in it, but because of its light greenish yellow hue.
One green tea shooter has 1 ounce of alcohol. It is a small amount that will likely just give you a buzz but not really get you drunk, unless you have a few.
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Green Tea Shot (Jameson Whiskey Recipe)
- ½ ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey
- ½ ounce Peach Schnapps
- ½ ounce Sour Mix
- splash of Lemon-Lime Soda Such as sprite, Zevia brand, or Hansons brand, or use lemonade
- Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker or a glass. Add the Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, and Sour Mix. Stir it or cover and give it a good shake to chill. Pour over a shot glass and top with a splash of lemon-lime soda. See notes below for turning this into a cocktail.