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Easiest Peach Tea Shot Recipe

I know you’ll love this refreshing peach tea shot as much as I do! On those hot summer days, nothing hits the spot quite like a chilled beverage.

For me, this cocktail is the perfect pick-me-up because it combines sweet peach flavors with my favorite cold brewed tea.

The combination of peach schnapps, your preferred liquor like vodka or rum, and iced tea comes together in a shot that I just know you’ll find super refreshing.

The best part is you can whip one up in no time too! At only five minutes to prepare, this shot is so easy to make with basic ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Just a splash of peach schnapps adds fruity sweetness, while your liquor of choice gives it a nice kick. Brewed black or green tea, whichever you prefer, provides that chilled base.

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Quick and Easy Peach Tea Shot Recipe

I promise you’ll want to add this peach tea shot recipe to your summer go-to’s. With light peach and tea flavors, it’s such a nice warm weather drink to sip.

Your friends and family are sure to enjoy these tasty treats too. Give the recipe a try – I bet both you and your guests will be coming back for more! Let me know what you think after you make your first batch.

Peach Tea Shot Recipe

Recipe by JenniferCourse: CocktailsCuisine: American
Servingsservings
Prep time

3

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calories

100

kcal

Peach tea shot is a delightful blend of sweet tea, boozy kick, and refreshing fruitiness. This summertime sipper is perfect for poolside parties, backyard barbecues, or simply enjoying a warm evening under the stars.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounces or 30 ml iced tea (sweet or unsweetened, your choice)

  • 1 ounce vodka (peach vodka recommended, but regular vodka, rum, tequila, or whiskey work too)

  • 1 oz or 30 ml Peach schnapps

  • Ice cubes

  • Lemon wedge and Peach slice, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Add iced tea, vodka, and peach schnapps to the shaker.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain the contents into a shot glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and peach slice, if desired.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your liking by using more or less peach schnapps.
  • For a fizzy twist, top your shot with a splash of club soda or lemon-lime soda.
  • Experiment with different flavored vodkas or liqueurs to create your own unique variations.
  • This recipe makes 1 shot. Easily scale up the ingredients to make multiple servings for a crowd.

How to Make Peach Tea Alcoholic drink at Home

Crafting Peach tea shots is not only easy but also a guaranteed hit for any gathering. Its ingredients are quite similar to white tea shot, but we are not using sour mix or lime soda here!

Simple Ingredients

When crafting this drink, I keep the ingredients simple so it’s easy for anyone to recreate. Here’s a breakdown of the key players:

1. Iced Tea (120 ml / 4 oz)

For my Peach Tea Shots, I opt for the refreshing kick of fresh-brewed black tea, kept chilled in the fridge. I also use Black tea in my Mexican tea shot recipe. If you’re looking for a convenient store-bought option, choose an unsweetened variety.

My husband and I prefer the lighter flavors of herbal teas like green or white tea, making them excellent alternatives. Feel free to experiment with different teas based on your taste preferences.

2. Vodka (30 ml / 1 oz)

Vodka serves as the neutral canvas allowing the peachy elements to shine. If you have peach-flavored vodka, it adds an extra layer of complexity. Flavored vodkas make drinks more enjoyable. I also used a flavored vodka in my Pink Tea shot recipe.

However, don’t hesitate to substitute vodka with rum, tequila, or whiskey based on your personal taste. Each choice brings a unique twist to the Peach Tea Shot experience.

3. Peach Schnapps (30 ml / 1 oz)

This sweet liqueur is the magic touch that imparts the signature fruity essence to the drink. While I keep a bottle of peach schnapps on hand for year-round enjoyment (because I use it in various cocktails recipes like Red tea shots), the recipe remains delightful with rum or vodka alone if peach schnapps is unavailable. It’s all about savoring those warming peach flavors.

You can also substitute Peach schnapps with another fruit-flavored liqueur like apricot, orange, or even elderflower. Or you can try adding a splash of peach syrup or muddled fresh peaches for an extra fruity punch.

4. Ice Cubes

Essential for achieving the perfect refreshing temperature. Use whatever type of ice cubes you have available. The cold ice cubes enhance the overall experience of the Peach Tea Shot.

5. Garnishes

I like to dress the shot up with a fresh lemon wedge and peach slice for a festive presentation. But those are totally optional – the flavors shine on their own either way.

Equipment You’ll need

Gathering the right tools makes assembling a batch of Peach Tea Shots effortless. Here’s a detailed look at the essential equipment:

1. Cocktail Shaker

For effectively mixing and chilling the ingredients. I find a shaker helps integrate the flavors better than stirring alone.

The shaker’s agitation ensures that the flavors integrate seamlessly, creating a well-balanced Peach Tea Shot.

2. Measuring Cups/Jigger

Precision is key when crafting the perfect cocktail. I use measuring cups or a jigger to ensure precise portions of each ingredient, maintaining a consistent and delightful taste.

3. Ice Cube Trays

Don’t overlook the importance of ample ice for both the shaker and serving. Having extra ice cubes on hand ensures you’re ready for any unexpected guests.

4. Fine Mesh Strainer

An essential tool for achieving a smooth and seamless texture in your Peach Tea Shots. The fine mesh strainer effectively separates the ice from the liquid, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

5. Shot Glasses

These adorable vessels are a must for sipping and savoring each Peach Tea Shot. Choose your favorite shot glasses for an extra touch of personalization.

Steps to make Peach tea shot

Once you have your ingredients and tools prepped, throwing together a batch is a cinch. Here is what I do to make best Peach tea alcoholic drink.

1. Fill the Cocktail Shaker with Ice

Begin by adding a generous amount of ice to the cocktail shaker. This step ensures that your Peach Tea Shot will be perfectly chilled, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

2. Measure and Add the Ingredients

Precisely measure and add the iced tea, vodka, and peach schnapps to the shaker. I pour them straight into the shaker without pre-mixing.

3. Seal and Shake Vigorously

Securely seal the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for 15-20 seconds. This step is crucial for thoroughly combining the liquids and achieving a harmonious blend of flavors. The shaking process enhances the overall mouthfeel and taste of the Peach Tea Shot.

4. Strain into Chilled Shot Glasses

Use a fine mesh strainer to separate the liquid from the ice as you pour the mixture into chilled shot glasses. This ensures a silky and smooth texture, elevating the presentation and overall enjoyment of your Peach Tea Shot.

5. Garnish and Enjoy

Finish off your Peach Tea Shot by garnishing each glass with a fresh lemon wedge and peach slice if desired. These optional garnishes not only add a visual flair but also complement the peachy flavors. Sip, savor, and enjoy your homemade Summer Peach Iced Tea Cocktail Shots!

peach tea shots

Peach tea cocktail variations

You know, sometimes it’s fun to put your own creative spin on recipes. Once you get the basics of these peach tea shots down, I love getting creative with new flavors. Here are a few variations I’ve had fun experimenting with:

Peach Ginger Tea Shots

Have you ever added a kick of ginger? I love thinly slicing a piece of ginger root and muddling it in the cocktail shaker before adding the tea, vodka and schnapps.

The ginger’s warmth perfectly balances the sweet peach flavors. I always keep ginger on hand since it adds such wonderful depth.

Watermelon Tea Shots

On those extra scorching days, why not infuse with watermelon? I like to cut cubes from a ripe melon and let them steep overnight in a pitcher of chilled tea in the fridge.

It takes on such delicious fruity essence. Then I use that infused tea in place of regular tea when assembling the shots with my favorite liquor. So refreshing!

Pineapple Tea Shots

One of my friends grew up in Hawaii and introduced me to this tropical take. Instead of using all tea, I substitute half the liquid with pineapple juice.

The bright, tangy sweetness pairs amazingly well with peach schnapps. I like to use fresh squeezed juice if possible – the flavor is unbeatable.

Green Apple Tea Shots

As the weather starts to cool, this green apple version hits the spot. Just a splash of apple-flavored vodka adds subtle crispapple flavor. I’ll often garnish with thin rounds of Granny Smith too for extra visual appeal and taste.

Honeydew Tea Shots

For those wanting a very mellow melon twist, honeydew works beautifully. I steep cubes in chilled tea to infuse its mild sweetness overnight. Then a splash of melon liquor really amplifies the essence. So refreshing and light!

I hope you have fun putting your own spin on these shots. So, my friends! Please let me know if you try any variations – I’d love to hear what creative combos you come up with too!

Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

For those who prefer sipping something a bit smokier and oak-flavored, substitute bourbon in place of the vodka:

  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz freshly brewed black tea (chilled)
  • Optional simple syrup to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish with peach slices and mint leaves

How to Make

  1. Brew and chill black tea.
  2. In a shaker with ice, combine 1 oz bourbon, 1 oz peach schnapps, and 2 oz chilled black tea.
  3. Optionally, add simple syrup for extra sweetness.
  4. Shake well and strain over ice in a glass.
  5. Garnish with peach slices and mint leaves.

This one has such depth from the bourbon. I find letting the black tea steep overnight in the fridge intensifies its flavor too. The simple syrup can balance it if the tea is too bold. Always delicious with a slice of summer fruit. Also try my another favorite Black tea shot recipe.

Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail

Lipton Peach Iced Tea Cocktail

For an even easier version, swap in a bottle of ready-to-drink Lipton Peach Iced Tea:

  • 1 oz Lipton Peach Iced Tea (chilled)
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Optional simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish with lemon slices

How to Make

  1. Grab pre-brewed and chilled Lipton Peach Iced Tea.
  2. In a glass with ice, mix 1 oz vodka, 1 oz peach schnapps, a splash of lemon juice, and simple syrup if desired.
  3. Stir well and garnish with lemon slices.

Talk about nostalgia in a glass! The blend of real peach pieces and natural tea sweetness pairs so well with a hint of citrus. Simple syrup rounds it out if you like things a touch sweeter.

You can also make Peach Tea Mocktail

Here’s how you can easily make a non-alcoholic version of our favorite peach tea shots:

For those wanting to participate in the fun but skip the booze, substitute 2 ingredients to remove the alcohol content while keeping the yummy flavors:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz unsweetened iced tea
  • 1/2 oz peach juice or nectar
  • 1/2 oz club soda ,or more to taste (You can also go with sprite)

Steps

Add the ingredients to your cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a good shake for 10 seconds until chilled.

Pour into shot glasses over fresh ice. Garnish just like the regular version with peach slices and lime wheels.

The club soda gives it effervescence to mimic the “bite” of alcohol. You can also use Sprite to make peach iced tea mocktail. The peach juice stands in for the missing schnapps essence.

Best of all, our designated drivers or friends under 21 can still feel included. And it tastes too sweet to tell it’s not boozy!

It’s crucial not to confuse the Peach Tea Shot with its counterpart, the Green Tea Shot. Despite the shared name, the Green Tea Shot doesn’t actually involve tea.

Instead, it’s a harmonious blend of peach schnapps, Jameson Irish whiskey, and sour mix, creating a distinct taste experience that stands apart from our tea-infused delight.

 peach iced tea mocktail

Some Tips to make the perfect Peach tea shot

I’m always trying to tweak little things here and there to make the best peach tea shots possible. Here are some techniques I’ve learned that really elevate these cocktails to another level:

Chill Everything Thoroughly

Proper chilling is so important for an icy cold shot. I like to refrigerate the ingredients and glasses for at least 30 minutes before starting. An even better option is preparing the mixtures the night before for super frosty sips.

Use High Quality Ingredients

This one’s a no-brainer, but it really does make a difference. Whenever possible, I use loose leaf black tea instead of bags for richer flavor. And splurging on premium peach schnapps or liquor will shine through.

Give it a Good Shake

Don’t be afraid to really put your muscle into shaking! I give the mixer vigorous shakes for about 20 full seconds each time to perfectly integrate the liquids and chill them quickly.

Add Fresh Garnishes

Sometimes a stylish garnish is all it takes to take a good shot to great. I think peach slices and lime wedges make the presentation sing. They also add subtle flavor when nibbled alongside the drink.

Play With Proportions

Once you know the basic recipe, don’t be afraid to tweak amounts to your taste. I often go lighter on the tea for a bolder flavor. Feel free to experiment based on what you and your friends like best.

Lighter Flavors: If you prefer a more delicate taste, try reducing the peach schnapps to 3/4 oz and doubling the iced tea to 1 oz. The flavor will be subtler.

More Sweetness: Some like it a touch sweeter – no problem! Bump the schnapps up to 3/4 oz while keeping the other ingredients the same. You’ll get an extra hint of peach.

Bolder Flavor: For bold flavor lovers, decrease the tea to just 1/2 oz and increase both the vodka and schnapps to 3/4 oz each. The peach and alcohol flavors will really stand out.

Extra Kick: If you want a little more of a punch, leave the schnapps at 1/2 oz but increase the vodka to 3/4 oz. The alcohol presence will be slightly heightened.

Balanced Sips: The 1/1/1 ratio is perfectly balanced for most, but don’t be afraid to tweak just a touch until it tastes just right for you.

Serving and Presentation Tips for Peach tea shot

Serving and Presentation Tips for Peach tea shot

Presentation is so important when hosting friends. I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to really make these peach tea shots shine:

Chilled Glassware

I always store shot glasses in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before serving. The icy glass helps keep drinks chilled longer. I also rinse mine with water to prevent condensation spots.

Attractive Garnishes

For visual impact, I like to float 1 thin peeled peach slice and 1 lime wheel on top of each drink. I take my time arranging them so they’re evenly spaced. Cherries or blueberries would look cute too.

Artful Arrangement

I set up a round wooden platter with the chilled glasses spaced out evenly. This looks much nicer than a messy lineup. I often add fresh sprigs of mint for a pop of color.

Complementary Condiments

Nearby, I offer a small tray with sea salt flakes, chili lime salt, and sugar cubes for adjusting flavors to taste. Mini spoons make taking toppings easy.

What to serve with Peach tea shot

Here are some tasty ideas for foods to serve alongside peach tea shots:

  • Fresh Peaches: Nothing pairs better with the peach flavor than real peaches! I like to set out a bowl of sliced fresh peaches for guests to enjoy alongside or even atop their shots.
  • Fruit Skewers: or a festive presentation, thread pieces of melon, berries, and peaches onto wooden skewers. They’re conveniently portable for grazing. You can also go for orange tea cocktail.
  • Bruschetta: Mini bruschetta toasts topped with peach salsa or goat cheese make a light, savory bite.
  • Crackers & Spreads: Set out an assortment of plain crackers along with spreads like goat cheese, hummus, or herbed cream cheese spread.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Grilled zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers and asparagus hit the spot. I serve them warm from the grill.
  • Grilled Peach Salsa: A spicy, sweet grilled peach salsa is one of my tried and true recipes to share. It’s perfect with the shots.
  • Protein for Balance: For heartier guests, I offer marinated chicken or shrimp skewers, grilled steak tips or a lighter salad featuring chicken or shrimp.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing food with these refreshing drinks! I’d love to hear what combinations you and your friends enjoy.

Storage tips for Peach tea cocktail

Storage tips for Peach tea cocktail

So, you’ve crafted the perfect Peach Tea Cocktail, but life happens, and sometimes you need to hit pause on sipping those delightful concoctions. The good news is, yes, you can store your Peach Tea Cocktails for later enjoyment!

Can You Really Store Peach Tea Cocktails?

Absolutely! Storing Peach Tea Cocktails is a convenient way to have your favorite drink ready to go whenever you fancy. While some cocktails are best enjoyed fresh, Peach Tea Cocktails, with their blend of tea and spirits, can be stored if done right.

How to Store Peach Tea Cocktails

Refrigeration is Key: Once you’ve mixed up your Peach Tea Cocktail, store it in an airtight container or a glass bottle with a tight seal. Pop it into the refrigerator to maintain its freshness. This helps preserve the flavors and ensures your cocktail doesn’t lose its delightful essence.

Avoid Ice in Storage: If your cocktail includes ice, consider storing it without the ice. Ice can melt and dilute your drink, altering the carefully crafted balance of flavors. Add fresh ice when you’re ready to enjoy your stored Peach Tea Cocktail.

Label and Date: On hot summer afternoons when friends pop by, it’s so handy to have chilled shots already waiting! I label the jars with contents and date so nobody accidentally moves them past their freshness window.

Consume Within a Reasonable Time: While Peach Tea Cocktails can be stored, they are best enjoyed within a reasonable timeframe. Aim to consume your stored cocktails within 2-3 days for optimal flavor. Beyond that, the freshness might start to wane.

How Long Can You Store Peach Tea Cocktails?

The golden rule is freshness first! The flavors of a Peach Tea Cocktail are at their peak when enjoyed soon after preparation. However, if stored properly, you can extend the enjoyment:

Short-Term Storage (2-3 days): For the freshest taste, aim to consume your stored Peach Tea Cocktail within 2-3 days. This ensures that the tea and other ingredients maintain their vibrancy and balance.

Longer-Term Storage (up to 1 week): If you find yourself with leftovers after the initial 2-3 days, you can still enjoy your Peach Tea Cocktails for up to a week. Just be mindful that the flavors may subtly evolve over time.

Pro Tip: For maximum freshness, I recommend serving stored shots within 48 hours. After 3 days, the flavors do start to mellow slightly so it’s best to remake. Still perfectly drinkable though!

Nutrition facts of Peach tea shots

I believe it’s essential to be aware of what we’re sipping on, especially when it comes to a delightful concoction like Peach Tea Shots.

Calories in Peach tea shots

Calories in Peach tea shots

Peach Tea Shots are relatively light on the calorie scale, making them a guilt-free indulgence. On average, a single Peach Tea Shot contains approximately 100-120 calories. This makes it a refreshingly light choice for those mindful of their caloric intake.

Carbohydrates

The primary source of calories in Peach Tea Shots comes from carbohydrates. A typical serving contains around 10-15 grams of carbohydrates, mainly from the peach schnapps and any added sweeteners. The carbs contribute to the delightful sweetness of the cocktail.

Protein:

While not a significant source of protein, Peach Tea Shots may contain a small amount, usually around 1-2 grams per serving. The protein content is minimal, as the focus of the drink is on the fruity and tea-infused flavors.

Fat

Peach Tea Shots are generally low in fat, with most recipes containing negligible amounts. The fat content primarily comes from any added spirits like vodka. Rest assured, it won’t weigh you down.

Here are main nutrients in one serving of Peach Tea Shots:

NutrientAmount per Serving
Calories100-120 kcal
Carbohydrates10-15 g
Protein1-2 g
FatNegligible

These values provide a general overview of the main nutritional components in a single serving of Peach Tea Shots. Keep in mind that actual values may vary based on specific ingredients and preparation methods.

Dietary Considerations

Here are some other dietary considerations regarding Peach tea shot.

Vegan-Friendly

Good news for our vegan friends! Peach Tea Shots are typically vegan-friendly. The ingredients – iced tea, peach schnapps, and spirits – are plant-based, making this cocktail a delightful choice for those following a vegan lifestyle.

Gluten-Free

Gluten-sensitive or gluten-free enthusiasts, rejoice! Peach Tea Shots are naturally gluten-free, as none of the core ingredients – tea, vodka, or peach schnapps – contain gluten. It’s a worry-free option for those with gluten dietary restrictions.

Keto-Friendly

If you’re navigating the world of keto, Peach Tea Shots can fit into your low-carb lifestyle. While the carbs are present, they’re moderate, and you can adjust the ingredients to align with your keto goals. Opt for sugar-free peach schnapps and adjust sweeteners accordingly.

Low in Added Sugar

Peach Tea Shots can be relatively low in added sugars, especially if you choose unsweetened tea and limit the use of sweetened peach schnapps. This makes it a mindful choice for those watching their sugar intake.

How much alcohol does Peach tea cocktail contains

How much alcohol does Peach tea cocktail contains

When it comes to the alcohol content in our homemade peach tea shots, it’s just the right level of moderation – perfect for those sunny get-togethers.

In each shot, we’ve got 1 ounce (30 ml) of vodka and 1 ounce (30 ml) of peach schnapps. Now, let’s dive into the details:

Vodka: Most vodkas hover around 40% alcohol content. So, with our 1-ounce pour, we’re looking at about 40% of the standard drink amount or 0.4 oz or 12 ml of pure alcohol. Some popular brands like Tito’s or Grey Goose fall in this range.

Peach Schnapps: This sweet liqueur typically ranges between 20-30% alcohol. For our shot, considering an average of 26%, we’re packing in about 26% of a standard drink. Brands like DeKuyper or Archers Peach Schnapps often fall in this category.

When you combine the 1 oz portions of each liquor, the total alcohol per shot works out to be:

  • 0.4 oz vodka alcohol
  • 0.26 oz schnapps alcohol
  • Total: 0.66 oz or 19.8 ml alcohol per shot of Peach Tea cocktail

In percentages, that’s around 10% alcohol per serving. A bit higher than typical but still very moderate in the grand scheme of things!

Now, don’t let that percentage fool you – it’s all about pacing yourself, especially when the sun’s blazing. Personally, I like to stick to one or two shots over a laid-back afternoon of hosting friends, making sure to sip water in between!

The moderate alcohol content is why these shots are so enjoyable. You get to savor the flavors without feeling overwhelmed. Just remember to enjoy responsibly to dodge the dreaded headaches or dehydration.

Peach Tea Shot FAQS

What is a Peach Tea Shot?

A Peach Tea Shot is a delightful cocktail that blends the flavors of iced tea, vodka, and peach schnapps. It’s a refreshing and fruity concoction perfect for warm weather gatherings.

Can I use peach-flavored vodka in a Peach Tea Shot?

Absolutely! Using peach-flavored vodka adds an extra layer of peachy goodness to the shot. However, you can also use regular vodka or experiment with other spirits like rum, tequila, or whiskey.

Can I use different types of alcohol for Peach Tea shots?

Yes! While peach vodka is a classic choice, feel free to experiment with rum, tequila, or even whiskey. Each spirit adds its own unique twist to the flavor profile.

Can I use green tea instead of black tea?

Certainly! While the classic recipe uses black tea, feel free to experiment with green or white tea for a lighter flavor profile. The choice is yours!

Can I make a large batch of Peach tea cocktail for a party?

Absolutely! Simply multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you need. Mix in a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve.

What are the ingredients in Lipton peach iced tea mix?

Lipton Peach Iced Tea Mix typically contains cane sugar for sweetness, citric acid for tartness, instant tea powder for tea flavor, carrot juice for color, natural flavor for peach taste, and peach juice solids for texture.

Some mixes also have maltodextrin (thickener), silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), potassium citrate (pH adjuster), and artificial food colorings like Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Red 40. The exact ingredients vary depending on the country where it’s sold.

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