Green Tea Shot Recipe - The Best Way to Prepare

The classic Jameson Green Tea shot is one of the most popular drinks today, thanks to the combination of freshness and sweetness it offers and the simplicity of its ingredients, especially the ease of preparation.

This simple drink is based on Jameson whiskey and peach Schnapps. It offers an excellent balance between sweet and sour flavors and gives you some freshness, especially in the summer when the weather is hot.

So, in this article, we will find out the ingredients and how to make the Green Tea Shot recipe at home easily.

Green Tea Shot Recipe - The Best Way to Prepare


What is in a green tea shot?

The Green Tea Shot recipe consists mainly of four ingredients, which are:

  • Jameson whiskey
  • Sour mix
  • Peach schnapps
  • Lemonade, sprite, or any lemonade you want
You can substitute Irish whiskey for any other type you want. I also advise you to sprinkle a little lemon and introduce some carbonation to create a balance between sweetness and acidity.


Why is it called green tea shot?

The name of this drink was inspired by its green and yellowish color, which suggests to you that one of its main ingredients is green tea, but in fact, you will be surprised when I tell you that this drink does not contain green tea at all.


Green tea shot ingredients

To make the Jameson Green Tea Shot recipe for 4 shots, you will need:
  • 1/2 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Sour mix (15 ml)
  • Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • 2 - 4 ice cubes
Jameson whiskey


The necessary tools to prepare the drink

In preparing the drink, you will need the following tools:
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Bar Strainer
  • Shot Glasses
  • Sour Cocktail Mix


How to make green tea shots

1: Blend the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with 2 - 4 ice cubes.

2: Shake the mixture for 15 seconds to combine the ingredients well.

3: Pour the mixture into shot glasses and use a bar strainer to prevent ice from falling into the shot glass.

4: Put a little lime soda in each glass.

5: Enjoy your sweet and refreshing drink.


Tips

  • If you want to get a greener color for your Green Tea Shot, you can add more lemon juice to the drink. You can also make the sour mix at home, it is inexpensive and quick to prepare and will give you more control over the taste.
  • If you want the drink to last a little longer, add 2 ounces of Jameson whiskey and 1 ounce of soda, mix well, then add 2 ice cubes to the drink.
  • If you want to get very cold and refreshing shots, you can chill the shot glasses in the fridge before serving them.


The health benefits 

Are Green Tea Shots good for you? Of course, yes. Numerous studies and research have proven that the Green Tea Shot drink contains unbelievable health benefits, which we mention:
  • Helps lose weight
  • Fight anxiety and blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s disease prevention
  • Contributes to improving skin health
  • Helps improve liver health
  • Contributes to the prevention of certain types of cancer


FAQ

Do green tea shots taste like green tea?

Because of its light green color, which resembles a cup of relaxing green tea, this drink was called by this name, despite its sweet-sour taste with a peachy touch, which is completely different from the taste of regular green tea.

Do green tea shots get you drunk quickly?

Despite its simple appearance, which suggests to you that it is a refreshing and non-alcoholic drink, The Green Tea Shot is a potent cocktail that contains between 15% and 20% AVB, which is much lower than most Jameson whiskeys, which contain 40% alcohol by volume. So, since it contains enough alcohol, excessive drinking of Green Tea Shots can make anyone get drunk quickly.

How do you make a green tea shot into a cocktail?

You can easily make your drink into a cocktail if you do not enjoy drinking it in one gulp, where all you have to do is pour it into a larger glass, like a short cocktail glass, and add a little extra Sprite with some ice cubes. And enjoy your cocktail.

How many green tea shots are safe?

To enjoy a Green Tea Shot, you can sip it in 5 or 6 doses like regular green tea. But you must be careful, because if you exceed five or six shots, this may make you get drunk quickly, which can spoil your evening.

What is the best time to drink green tea shots?

Green Tea Shots can be drunk at any time you want where you can drink it especially in the evening or after dinner on a festive evening with friends at home or in the pub, However, some say that the best time to drink Green Tea Shots is in the early morning.

How much does a green tea shot cost at bars?

If you live in the US, a Shot of Green Tea in bars will cost you about $10. However, you can get this drink at a much cheaper price by making it at home, as all its ingredients will not cost you more than $50, and you will get more than six doses that you can enjoy with friends.

What's the difference between a green tea shot and a white tea shot?

The taste of white tea differs from green tea slightly because of the way it is prepared, where the white tea leaves are plucked and then left for a little while after that it is heated. Unlike green tea, whose leaves are left longer to oxidize and then heat up.

In the end, as mentioned will get two slightly different flavors, therefore a smoother and less bitter taste of white tea compared to green tea. However, trying both is the best way to know which tea tastes will be better for you.

Are green tea shots gluten-free?

If you use a homemade sour mix, you will get a gluten-free drink, but if you use store-bought sour mix and peach schnapps to make your drink, you will get a drink that contains some amounts of sugar and gluten.

How many calories does a green tea shot?

By keeping the serving of 2 oz in mind, the Green Tea Shot has some Interesting nutrition facts: Total fat – 11 g.  Calories – 280. Sodium – 360 mg.

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