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Green Tea Shot Recipe

Easiest Green Tea Shot Recipe

Hello fellow cocktail lovers! Today I’m sharing with you an interesting shot recipe that goes by the name “Green Tea Shot”, even though surprisingly it contains no green tea (or any other tea) at all.

You might be wondering Why it’s called Green Tea shot despite having no tea in it. Green Tea shot got its name simply due to its vibrant yellowish-green color once the ingredients are mixed together.

The Green Tea Shot is the perfect blend of Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, sour mix, and a splash of Sprite or lemon-lime soda. This vibrant drink is not only easy to make but also a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

This shot was invented by the Jameson Irish whiskey company as a fun, colorful shooter to ramp up any party.

While it delivers a tasty flavor burst, You should note that due to its alcoholic strength, this shot is best enjoyed in moderation. Too many of these bad boys and your night may take an unexpected turn!

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Quick Green Tea Shot Recipe

If you’re a fan of simple yet satisfying cocktails, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. The classic Green Tea Shot is a fun and vibrant drink that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s sweet, peachy, tart, and refreshing, with a surprising kick of Irish whiskey.

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Recipe by JenniferCourse: CocktailsCuisine: Irish


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Enjoy the perfect blend of fruity and zesty flavors with this Green Tea shot!


  • 1 oz (30 ml) Irish whiskey (Jameson is a popular choice)

  • 1 oz (30 ml) peach schnapps

  • 1 oz (30 ml) sweet and sour mix

  • Splash of lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7Up)

  • Ice cubes


  • Grab your favorite cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.

  • Combine the Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour mix in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  • Shake the mixture well for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into shot glasses. And Top each shot with a splash of lemon-lime soda.

  • Garnish your Green tea shot with a lime wedge (optional).


  • For a sweeter shot, you can use more peach schnapps or add a little simple syrup.
  • Be careful not to over-shake the shot, as this can make it too frothy.
  • Doubling the recipe is perfect for impressing a crowd. Just remember to adjust the serving size 

Making the Green Tea Shot at home

Alright friends, now that I’ve got you craving a green tea shot drink, let me walk you through how to make this fun cocktail right in your own kitchen.

Ingredients to make Green Tea Shot

Okay now gather these ingredients. If you don’t have any of above ingredients, you can use substitutes that I am going to tell you.

1. Jameson Irish Whiskey

As I mentioned earlier, Jameson is my favorite whiskey to use in this drink. There’s just something about its gentle hints of vanilla and toasted wood that mesh so nicely with the peach flavors.

However, I know not everyone always has Jameson on hand since it can be pricier than other whiskeys. Some suitable substitutes you can use if you’re in a pinch include:

Bushmills Irish Whiskey: A little lighter in body than Jameson but with similar spice and fruit notes. My cousin Shane swears by Bushmills in his green tea shots.

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey: A blend with herbal aromas that won’t overpower the other flavors. I find it makes a smooth replacement.

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey: An unconventional choice but the cinnamon plays well with the peaches. Just use a tad less since it has a stronger flavor profile.

The key is to find an approachable Irish or blended whiskey you enjoy. Experiment to see what your palate prefers!

2. Peach Schnapps

DeKuyper is my staple peach schnapps because it really lets that juicy stone fruit essence shine. I also use it in my Pink Tea shot recipe and Red Tea shot, and I must say it’s really amazing.

However, my friend Maria says for her green tea shots she loves using Barton’s Peach Schnapps since it’s less artificially sweet on the finish.

If peach schnapps is unavailable, apricot brandy or a peach-flavored liqueur can be excellent alternatives, adding a fruity kick to your Green Tea Shot. The key is finding something with noticeable peach on the nose.

3. Sweet and Sour Mix

For my sour mix, I’m a lemon fan so typically use Rose’s or Crystal Light Lemonade mix. It provides brightness without being too pucker-y.

Of course, if you wanted more tartness you could always use fresh lime juice too. Or for convenience, just about any readymade sour mix from the grocery store will do the trick nicely in a pinch.

How to make sweet and sour mix at home

Rather than just use a pre-made mix, let me tell you my method for making sour mix from scratch since it can be more budget and flavor friendly:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Just combine all ingredients in a jar, seal tightly and shake vigorously until sugar dissolves. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks. For our shots, use 1 oz of sour mix.

4. Lemon-Lime Soda

Usually I top mine off with a splash of Sprite or 7Up, about a quarter ounce or so. This adds just a hint of effervescence to cut any richness.

Feel free to leave it out if you prefer things more straightforward – the sour mix provides plenty zing on its own too.

Essential Equipment

You really don’t need much to make these babies – just a few basic tools. I grab my cocktail shaker, shot glasses, measuring cups and spoons.

A good mixing spoon helps me evenly blend everything. My husband also likes using our Boston shaker since it’s durable and easier to travel with.

Cocktail Shaker

I use cocktail shaker to bring all the ingredients together in a joyful dance. I personally like this cocktail shaker, which I bought from amazon. If you don’t have a shaker, fear not! A tightly sealed jar will work wonders – just shake it with a touch of flair.

Shot Glasses

Your canvas for the masterpiece – the shot glass. I adore using my favorite shot glasses; they add a touch of personality to each creation. If you’re short on official shot glasses, any small glass will do the trick. It’s about the experience, after all!

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Precision is the secret ingredient in mixology. My trusty measuring cups and spoons ensure each element is in perfect harmony. If you find yourself without these, fear not – improvise with common kitchen items. A tablespoon from the drawer works just as well.

Mixing Spoon

A simple, long-handled spoon is the unsung hero of the mixing world. It elegantly stirs the ingredients, ensuring a seamless blend. If you don’t have a designated mixing spoon, a regular teaspoon will step up to the plate.

Steps to make Green Tea Shot

how to make Green Tea Shot at home

Alright friends, now that we’ve covered the ingredients thoroughly, it’s time for the fun part – assembling our green tea shots! As always, feel free to tweak things to your own taste. That’s the joy of mixing drinks.

Gather Your Tools

Before we start mixing, I like to make sure everything is laid out and within easy reach. That way I don’t have to go searching while holding pre-batched cocktails. My usual lineup is shot glasses, jigger, cocktail shaker, mixing spoon and of course our freshly made sour mix.

Measure the Liquid Ingredients

First up is measuring our liquor bases. Into the cocktail shaker I add 1 ounce of Jameson, as we discussed is my preferred whiskey for this recipe. Then I follow with 1 ounce each of peach schnapps and sour mix. No need to rinse between pours – those residual drops just add more complexity.

Add Ice and Shake

After the liquids are in, I like to plunk in a few cubes of fresh ice to properly chill and dilute the mixture as it mixes. Then comes my favorite part – putting the shaker lid on and giving it a good 10-15 second vigorous shake. This aerates and marries all the flavors into a homogeneous liquid.

Pour and Serve

Once well shaken, I use my trusted jigger to divide the mingled green tea mixture evenly between how many shots we plan to enjoy. Then it’s time to shoot! I always find making toasts with friends and family makes any cocktail that much more special to share.

There you have it – an easy peasy recipe for perfectly homemade green tea shots. Feel free to adjust to taste as you experiment.

What Does Green Tea shot Taste Like?

What Does Green Tea shot Taste Like?

The taste of a green tea shot is sweet, peachy but also tangy. It reminds me of delicious orange tea shots. The peach schnapps gives it a yummy candy-like flavor that reminds me of those fruit snack rolls.

If you loved those green apple Jolly Ranchers as a kid, the Green Tea Shot might bring back those sweet-tart memories.

The sour mix adds a nice bright punch that reminds me of lemonade. It balances out the sweetness so everything mixes together smoothly on your tongue.

You can taste the whiskey too but it’s not too strong – just a gentle warming spice in the background. Some people say it tastes like vanilla or caramel.

All the flavors blend together into something tropical-tasting. This shot is a flavor explosion, a joyous mix of sweet, sour, boozy, and bubbly.

When I drink a green tea shot, it’s like biting into a sweet green apple or peach. The aftertaste on my tongue makes me want another!

The best part is that each brand or type of liquor can alter the nuances slightly. So experimenting with different recipes lets you discover new flavor layers.

Related: Black Tea shot Recipe

Variations of Green tea cocktail that you can try

Variations of Green tea cocktail

By now you’ve got the basic green tea shot recipe down pat, but I know my creative friends out there will want to put their own spin on things too. Here are a few variations you might enjoy experimenting with:

The Berry Blaster

For a fruity twist on the OG, try subbing in 1/2 oz raspberry or blackberry schnapps in place of the peach. Give it a whirl – the tart berries really sing against the whiskey backbone.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Use Fireball whiskey instead of Jameson for a nostalgic cereal milk vibe. Top with a shake of cinnamon sugar if you’re feeling extra festive.

Watermelon Cooler

On sweltering summer days, switch up the sour mix for watermelon juice or puree. Smooth and refreshing! For extra fun, rim the glass with watermelon Jelly Belly’s.

The Irish Cream Dream

My personal favorite – omit the sour mix and use 1/2 oz each of Irish cream liquor and Bailey’s. So creamy and dreamy, it’s like drinking a slice of cheesecake.

Citrus Splash

Feeling zesty? Give your Green Tea Shot a Citrus Splash by opting for orange liqueur instead of peach schnapps. The citrusy kick adds a bright and refreshing note, making it an ideal choice for those who love a hint of sunshine in their cocktails.

Spicy Surprise

Ready to spice things up? Add a dash of jalapeño-infused tequila to your Green Tea Shot. This Spicy Surprise will tantalize your taste buds with a hint of heat, creating a bold and unforgettable drinking experience.

White tea shot

Green tea shots are so yummy, I wanted to share another fun version you can try called a white tea shot.

This drink is kind of like our green tea shot recipe, but instead of using whiskey, it has vodka. Vodka is another type of clear alcohol, kind of like whiskey without the brown color.

The ingredients are:

  • White Tea Infused Vodka- replaces the whiskey
  • Peach schnapps – same as before
  • Sweet and sour mix – same as before
  • Lemon-lime soda – same as before
  • Ice cubes

You measure and mix everything the same way – just substitute the vodka for whiskey.

I’ll bet it tastes a bit crisper and lighter than the green tea shots, since vodka isn’t as sweet as whiskey. But the peach schnapps and soda still give it a fruity sunshine flavor.

Green Tea shot with Tequila

We have another fun variation to try – a green tea shot made with tequila instead of whiskey!

I know some of you might be curious to see how the tequila would change the flavor. Tequila is another type of strong, clear alcohol that comes from plants like agave, similar to how vodka comes from potatoes.

Green Tea shot with Tequila

The ingredients for this tequila version are:

  • Tequila – replacing the typical whiskey
  • Peach schnapps – same flavor boost
  • Sprite or 7Up soda – instead of sour mix for bubbly fun
  • Lime wedge for squeezing – freshens it up!

You’d mix and measure everything just like before, swapping in the tequila in place of whiskey.

Since tequila has more of a sharp, almost spicy taste compared to whiskey’s sweeter vanilla notes, I think it would give the shot a more tingly citrusy pop. The lime wedge squeezed in helps balance that zing.

Give it a try – you might find a new favorite twist on our classic green tea shots!

Why are these Green Tea shots so Good?

Friends, one big reason green tea shots are loved is because they taste amazing! There are a few things that make them so tasty:

First, the peach schnapps gives them a sweet candylike flavor that’s super fun to drink. It reminds me of those fruit snacks we all know and love.

Second, the sour mix adds a bright tang that’s like sippy lemonade. This balances the sweetness perfectly so everything blends together smoothly on your tongue.

Also, the whiskey adds a nice hint of spice but isn’t harsh at all. Some kids say it tastes almost like butterscotch or caramel candy warming your throat.

Best of all, when you put it all together – the peach, sourness and whiskey – it makes the most refreshing tropical flavor like sippin’ on sunny peach juice.

The color is also unique and bright green like apple jolly ranchers. That’s why green tea shots have become such a favorite. The layers of tasty flavors make them very craveable and fun to drink with friends.

Want to try another peachy flavored cocktail? Try Peach Tea shot. You are definitely going to love it!

How to make Green Tea Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

For those of you who can’t drink alcohol, here’s how to make a tasty non-alcoholic version of green tea shots called a “Green tea mocktail”


  • 1 cup peach or mango juice
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated and mixed)
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Green food coloring (optional)


  1. Mix together the juices, simple syrup and 5-6 drops of green food coloring in a pitcher. Stir until combined.
  2. Fill shot glasses 2/3 full with the mocktail mixture.
  3. Gently muddle or tear up a mint leaf and place on top of each shot for fun flavor and smell.
  4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

The peach/mango juice gives it that sweet candy taste like schnapps. Lemonade adds zip like sour mix. Simple syrup balances the tartness. Using juices makes it really refreshing on a hot day.

You can garnish with anything sweet- fruity skewers, candies or sugared rims are all festive. Invite non-drinking friends too so everyone can join in the mocktail fun! Taste just as good as the real thing in my opinion.

Serving and Presentation Tips for Green tea cocktail

Green tea cocktail

For me, part of the joy of hosting is making my guests feel special with thoughtful touches. Here are some of my favorite ways to serve up green tea shots with flair:

Ice Molds and Chillers

One way to take your shots from ho-hum to wow is by using creative ice forms. A few of my favorite options include diluting fruit juices like watermelon or lime in an ice cube tray for a burst of flavor with each sip.

You can also find fun shaped molds like stars, hearts or dinosaurs. My nieces especially love when I use their favorite cartoon character trays! Another chic idea is keeping drinks ultra cool in copper- or stainless steel-lined flasks.

Festive Vessels

Beyond basic shot glasses, pump up the pageantry by serving in mismatched compotes, miniature punch bowls or test tube glassware.

You can even float shots artfully in a bowl of ice like a floating garden. For the beach, consider coconut shells or mini mason jars embellished with shells and sea glass. The vessel sets the vibe!

Garnishes and Condiments

Take visual cues from your recipes to garnish appropriately. Skewer berries, citrus wheels or cinnamon sticks on festive picks near the drinks.

Set out salt and sugar rims, hot sauces, jalapeños or habaneros for guests to customize heat levels to taste.

A bowl of limes, lemons and oranges offers do-it-yourself citrus squeezing too. For extra pizazz, consider dried edible flowers, candied ginger or chili lime salt.

Presentation Platters

You can aesthetically group shot vessels, garnishes and snacks together on tiered stands, rustic boards or tray platters.

Layer items by color, theme or ingredient for a cohesive look. Dress up platters with moss, burlap, herbs or twigs found in your backyard.

Expert Tips for Mastering the Best Green Tea Shot

Hey there, mixology enthusiast! Ready to elevate your Green Tea Shot game to the next level? I’ve got some insider tips that will turn you into a shot maestro in no time. Let’s dive in!

1. Quality Matters: Start with Good Ingredients

I always say, a great shot begins with quality ingredients. Opt for a good Irish whiskey like Jameson – it sets the foundation for a smooth and rich flavor. Don’t skimp on the peach schnapps and sour mix; fresh and top-notch ingredients make all the difference.

2. Balance is Key: Play with Proportions

Achieving the perfect balance is an art. Experiment with the proportions of Jameson, peach schnapps, sour mix, and the fizzy addition. Tweak the quantities based on your taste preferences, and soon you’ll find the sweet spot that makes your taste buds dance.

3. Ice, Ice, Baby: Keep It Chilled

Ever noticed how a well-chilled shot just hits different? Pop those shot glasses in the freezer for a bit before pouring. The cold enhances the flavors and adds a refreshing touch to your Green Tea Shot experience.

4. Shake it Like You Mean It: Master the Shake Technique

The shake is where the magic unfolds. Don’t be shy – give that cocktail shaker a good, confident shake. You want the ingredients to mingle and dance together, creating a symphony of flavors. It’s your moment to shine as the maestro of mixology.

5. Choose Your Fizz Wisely: Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda?

The fizzy finale is crucial. Decide whether you prefer the crispness of Sprite or the classic touch of lemon-lime soda. Personalize it to your liking; this small choice can make a big difference in the overall experience.

6. Infuse the Fizz: DIY Flavored Sodas

Why settle for regular fizzy companions? Create your flavored sodas by infusing sparkling water with hints of fruit or herbs. Think raspberry-infused soda or thyme-infused lemon-lime fizz. It’s a nuanced approach that lets you tailor the effervescence to your liking.

7. Get Creative: Explore Flavor Infusions

Don’t be afraid to get creative! Infuse your Green Tea Shot with flavors that tickle your fancy. Whether it’s a hint of mint, a splash of berry liqueur, or even a touch of jalapeño for some heat – let your taste buds guide you on this flavorful adventure.

Can You Store a Green Tea Shot?

Since green tea shots are so yummy, you might want to save some for later. Here are a few tips for storing leftover green tea shots:

Refrigerator: The best place to keep extra shots is in the fridge. Put them in a sealed container or bag and store in the back of the fridge. Shots will stay fresh-tasting for 3-4 days this way.

Freezer: You can also freeze leftover green tea shots! Pour them into an ice cube tray and once frozen, pop them out and put in a labeled freezer bag. Then just take out cubes as needed and let them thaw in the fridge.

Pantry: If you won’t use pre-mixed shots within a few days, it’s best not to store them at room temperature. The alcohol content isn’t high enough to preserve them long-term. You’re better off mixing new shots as needed rather than leaving them on the counter.

No matter where you store extra shots, make sure the container is thoroughly cleaned and closed tightly to keep bugs and germs out.

Only refreeze thawed cubes once. And never save shots for more than a few weeks, since flavors can change over time.

If your shot involves a fizzy element like Sprite, add it just before serving. This maintains that delightful effervescence we all love.

Consider using small, airtight containers if you want to store individual shots. It prevents the mixture from absorbing any odors in the fridge and helps maintain its integrity.

Better to make fresh ones and enjoy within a short time!

Nutrition facts of Green tea shot

Nutrition facts of Green tea shot

Since we’re making drinks together, it’s important to talk about nutrition too. Here are the nutrition facts for one green tea shot:

Calories – Around 80 calories per shot. Most of this comes from the alcohol (whiskey and schnapps) and sugar from the sour mix.

Carbohydrates – About 10 grams of carbs per shot. All from the sugar in the sour mix and schnapps.

Protein – Less than 1 gram of protein in each shot. Not much to help our muscles grow!

Fat – Zero fat. The liquids don’t have any fats or oils in them.

Fiber – Zero fiber. Drinks don’t have fiber like fruits and veggies do to keep us regular.

Now, let’s talk about some other dietary considerations for our Green Tea Shot.


Great news for our vegan pals! The Green Tea Shot is entirely plant-based. From the Irish whiskey to the fruity schnapps and zesty sour mix, it’s a vegan-friendly sipper. No animal products here – just pure, flavorful goodness.


For those steering clear of gluten, you’re in the clear with the Green Tea Shot. Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix – all the core ingredients are gluten-free. Just be sure to check the labels to ensure your chosen brands uphold the gluten-free standard.


If you’re on the keto journey, there’s good news. The Green Tea Shot is relatively low in carbs, with around 7 grams per serving. It can fit into a keto-friendly lifestyle if enjoyed mindfully as part of your overall carb intake.


For our friends with nut allergies, rest easy. The Green Tea Shot recipe doesn’t include any nuts or nut-based ingredients. Sip away without worrying about nuts sneaking into the mix.


Watching your sugar intake? The Green Tea Shot strikes a moderate balance with about 6 grams of sugar per serving. It’s not overly sweet, making it a reasonable choice for those mindful of their sugar consumption.


If you’re keeping an eye on your calorie count, the Green Tea Shot is a moderate indulgence just like Mexican tea shot.

With around 90 calories per serving, it won’t weigh you down. It’s about enjoying the moment without any unnecessary guilt.

Allergy Considerations

As with any cocktail, it’s essential to be aware of individual allergies. Check the labels of your chosen whiskey, schnapps, and sour mix to ensure they align with your specific dietary needs.

How much Alcohol does Green tea shot have

A Green Tea Shot packs a surprising punch, thanks to its combination of Irish whiskey and peach schnapps. While the exact alcohol content can vary slightly depending on the specific brands and measurements used, here’s a breakdown:

Standard Recipe: In a classic Green Tea Shot with equal parts (1 ounce each) of Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix, you’re looking at approximately 12-15% alcohol by volume (ABV). This is comparable to a glass of wine.

Whiskey Strength: The main variable affecting alcohol content is the Irish whiskey used. Some brands have a higher ABV than others, so a shot with a high-proof whiskey could be closer to 16-18% ABV.

Jameson, a popular choice, has 40% ABV, while Jameson Black Barrel boasts 43% ABV. A shot using the latter will naturally have more alcohol.

Ingredient Tweaks: If you use less whiskey or more sour mix, the overall ABV will decrease. Conversely, adding more peach schnapps or using a higher-proof version will increase the alcohol content.

According to NIH, in the US, a standard drink contains approximately 0.6 fluid ounces (14 grams) of pure alcohol. Based on the standard recipe, a Green Tea Shot roughly equals 1.5-2 standard drinks, depending on the whiskey’s ABV.

Responsible Limits: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend no more than 2 standard drinks per day for women and 3 for men. These are just general guidelines, and individual factors like body weight and metabolism can affect how alcohol impacts you.

How much Alcohol does Green tea shot have

Do Green tea shots get you drunk?

Since green tea shots have alcohol in them, some of you might wonder if they can get you drunk.

Simple answer is- No, one green tea shot made with 1 ounce each of whiskey, schnapps, and sweet and sour mix is unlikely to get you drunk.

Each green tea shot contains about 1 ounce of whiskey and 1 ounce of schnapps. That adds up to around 1 ounce of pure alcohol per shot. The sweet and sour mix in your green tea shot has no alcohol and will dilute the alcohol content further.

Everyone’s tolerance to alcohol is different. Factors like weight, gender, metabolism, and food intake can all influence how quickly and intensely you feel the effects of alcohol. But for most adults, just 1 or 2 shots likely won’t make you feel very drunk.

It takes time for your body to break down the alcohol too. Drinking shots quickly one right after another is more likely to cause drunkenness than sipping the same amount over an hour.

Green tea shots are small cocktails meant to enjoy slowly. If sharing with friends, pace yourself and be sure to eat snacks and drink water between drinks. Staying hydrated helps you process the alcohol.

For teens, even just one shot could be too much since your bodies are still growing. Your brain is especially at risk from drinking before fully developing at age 21.

Does Green tea shot has any side effects on your health?

While green tea shots taste amazing, it’s important to talk about how alcohol can affect our health too. One or two Green tea cocktail shots likely won’t seriously hurt us. But too many have risks, so always listen to your body and know your limits. Here are a few things to know:

Dizziness – Within an hour of 2 shots, some kids report the room feeling funny or lights seem too bright. This passes soon.

Tummy ache – If shots are drank on an empty stomach or too quickly, some feel nauseous as alcohol irritates the tummy lining. Eating snacks helps prevent this.

Depression – For a very small number, regularly drinking can cause long-term changes in brain chemicals and make them feel sad more often even when not drinking. Wellbeing checks are important.

Weight Gain – Each 1.5oz shot has about 90 calories from alcohol and sugar. Drinking just 2 shots daily beyond diet and exercise needs could lead to 5 extra pounds gained over 6 months.

Hangover – Waking with a headache, nausea or trouble focusing the morning after many shots is called a hangover. Dehydration from alcohol is the cause, so drinking water between shots helps avoid this.

Addiction – For less than 1% of people, alcohol can become physically addicting where the body relies on it to feel normal. This risk is very low with moderate shot consumption.

Individuals taking medications should be cautious, as alcohol can interact with certain drugs. Alcohol has a diuretic effect, potentially leading to increased urine production and dehydration.

People with pre-existing health conditions, particularly liver or kidney issues, should exercise caution.

Green Tea Cocktail FAQS

Can you make Green Tea cocktail ahead of time for party?

Absolutely, you can certainly get a head start on the festivities by preparing Green Tea Cocktails in advance.

You can mix the main components of Green Tea Shots – Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix – ahead of time. Combine these ingredients in a batch and store them in a cool place.

If your recipe includes a fizzy element like Sprite or lemon-lime soda, it’s advisable to add this just before serving. This ensures that the carbonation remains intact and adds a fresh effervescence to each shot.

Prepare a larger quantity of the mix and chill it in bulk. This way, you’ll have a refreshing and ready-to-pour concoction when the party begins.

For that final flourish, add any garnishes – like a twist of lemon – just before serving. If possible, store the pre-mixed portion in a refrigerator to maintain freshness.

Tip: For optimal taste, aim to prepare the Green Tea Cocktail no more than 24 hours in advance

What is a Green Tea Shot made of?

A green tea shot contains 1 ounce of whiskey, 1 ounce of peach schnapps, and 1 ounce of sour mix which is lemon juice and simple syrup. All the ingredients are measured and mixed together then poured into a shot glass.

Can I make green tea shot without peach schnapps?

You can definitely make a green tea shot without peach schnapps. Try these substitutes:

Fruity: Replace schnapps with citrus juice (orange, grapefruit, lime) for a tangy twist, or pineapple juice/coconut milk for a tropical vibe.

Smooth & Savory: Opt for flavored liqueurs like elderflower, cucumber, or lavender for unique herbal notes, or infuse your green tea shot with ginger, chili flakes, or cinnamon for a warm kick.

When did green tea shots become popular?

Green tea shots rose to popularity in the late 2000s. The bright green color and sweet yet refreshing flavor profile made them stand out from traditional brown liquors.

They started gaining popularity at college parties and social events and have remained a top cocktail choice due to their low alcohol content and fun presentation.

How many calories are in a shot of green tea?

Each standard 1.5 ounce shot of a green tea cocktail contains around 90 calories. The calories come from the alcohol (whiskey and schnapps) and sugar from the sour mix used.

While delicious, frequent or excessive consumption can add unwanted calories if not accounted for as part of a healthy diet.

Is Green Tea Shot gluten free?

Yes, a typical homemade green tea shot is considered gluten-free. All the common ingredients – whiskey, schnapps, lemon juice, and simple syrup – do not contain any gluten. Someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can safely enjoy an occasional green tea shot.

How much sugar does a Green Tea Shot have?

The sugar content in a Green Tea Shot can vary based on specific brands and ingredient proportions. On average, it may contain around 5 to 10 grams of sugar. However, it’s advisable to check specific product labels for precise sugar information.

How to make a pitcher of Green Tea Shots?


  • 1 cup (240 ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Sour Mix
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Creating a pitcher of Green Tea Shots simplifies the serving process for social gatherings. In a pitcher, combine the measured quantities of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sour Mix, and Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda.

Stir the mixture thoroughly and generously add ice cubes. The result is a refreshing blend ready to be poured into individual shot glasses.

How to make a gallon of Green Tea Shots?

For larger gatherings, scale up the ingredients to make a gallon of Green Tea Shots.


  • 8 cups (1,920 ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 8 cups (1,920 ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 8 cups (1,920 ml) Sour Mix
  • 8 cups (1,920 ml) Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Ice Cubes

For larger gatherings, scaling up to make a gallon of Green Tea Shots is a practical choice. In a large container, combine the generous quantities of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sour Mix, and Sprite or Lemon-Lime Soda.

Thoroughly stir the mix, add plenty of ice cubes, and serve the refreshing blend in individual shot glasses.

How to Turn Green Tea Shots into a Green Tea Cocktail

Transforming Green Tea Shots into a cocktail is simple and adds a delightful twist. Expand your serving size and elevate the experience with the following steps:


  • Green Tea Shots (prepared)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Additional Ingredients (optional): Fresh mint, lemon slices, or flavored syrups


  1. Prepare Green Tea Shots as usual.
  2. Pour the shots over ice in a highball or cocktail glass.
  3. Optionally, add fresh mint leaves, a twist of lemon, or flavored syrups for enhanced flavor.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Sip and savor your upgraded Green Tea Cocktail!

Do Green Tea Shots Have Caffeine?

No, Green Tea Shots do not contain caffeine.

What’s the difference between a White Tea Shot and a Green Tea Shot?

The primary difference lies in the choice of base spirit. While a Green Tea Shot typically uses Jameson Irish whiskey, a White Tea Shot substitutes vodka.

Both shots share a similar structure with peach schnapps, sour mix, and optional soda, offering distinct yet equally delightful flavor profiles.

What is the Price of a Green Tea Shot?

The price of a Green Tea Shot can vary depending on the establishment and location. On average, it may range from $5 to $10 per shot in bars or restaurants. Prices can be influenced by factors such as the choice of whiskey, schnapps brand, and overall bar pricing policies.

As for the Green Tea Shot you make at home, the cost will primarily depend on the brands of ingredients you choose. On average, considering mid-range options, the homemade Green Tea Shot may cost around $2 to $3 per shot, making it a more cost-effective option for enjoying this delightful cocktail.

How Strong is a Green Tea Shot?

A standard green tea shot is considered a lower strength cocktail. It contains about 1-1.5 ounces of liquor total which is equivalent to a single jigger pour. The alcohol content per shot ranges from 13-18% depending on the specific brands used.

Can You Make a Green Tea Shot with Vodka?

Yes, vodka is a common substitution for whiskey in green tea shots. The flavor profile takes on a lighter, crisper taste using vodka rather than the sweeter notes of whiskey. All other ingredients like peach schnapps and sour mix remain the same.

How to Make a Green Tea Vodka Spritzer?

To make a spritzer, combine 1.5oz vodka, 3oz brewed green tea (cooled), and 3oz club soda in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour unstrained into a wine glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

How to Make Habanero Green Tea Shooters?

These shooters add kick by muddling 1 habanero slice to 1.5oz rum or tequila, 0.5oz lime, and 0.5oz simple syrup. Scoop the mixture into shot glasses and top each with brewed green tea to cover. Enjoy cautiously – the heat builds fast!

Does Buffalo Wild Wings Serve Green Tea Shots, and What is the Price?

Yes, many Buffalo Wild Wings locations feature green tea shots on their alcoholic drinks menu. The price is typically $5-6 per shot depending on specific location and day/time. They use whiskey or vodka, sour mix and blue curacao to achieve the signature green color.

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