Green Tea Shot Recipe | Original Classic Jameson Green Tea Recipe

green tea shot recipe

Updated on June 8, 2022

Let me start by stating that the green tea shot recipe has nothing to do with tea or for that matter, the green tea! So, if you were expecting a refreshing shot of cool tea in a new avatar, maybe you will be surprised to know that it's an alcohol-based drink!

It's essentially a cocktail recipe that uses just four ingredients in equal parts! The number of ingredients might be sparse but it's rather popular for its peachy taste and yellowish-green color. 

The green tea shot is a fabulous balance of sweet and sour tastes. It's very easy to make yet has its own punch. You can add zing to your small home parties, especially in summers by serving this super easy green tea shot to your family and friends!

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Now, it's time to learn the green tea shot recipe! Are you excited? Cool, let's get started.

First things first, what is a green tea shot?

Well, as mentioned above, there are only four ingredients you'll need to make your green tea shot:

  • Jameson Whiskey (if that's not available, get some other Irish whiskey)
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Sour Mix
  • Lemonade

Since the credit for creating the Green Tea Shot goes to Jameson, you should stay true to the original recipe by using the recommended ingredients/brands, to begin with at least. Thereafter, once you've got some expertise in preparing green tea shots, you can play around with different varieties. 

Even if you're tempted to guzzle the entire shot at once, don't do that! Enjoy your drink responsibly in a few sips instead. 

Now, let's go ahead and make this super-easy green tea shot together! 

Ingredients to Make Green Tea Shots


  • 1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey, such as Jameson (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps (15 ml)
  • 1/2 ounce Sour Mix (15 ml)
  • Splash of Sprite or other lemon-lime soda (15 ml is the recommended quantity)
  • 2 - 4 ice cubes

Equipment Required For The Green Tea Shot Recipe

green tea shot recipe
Equipment that you would need in the green tea shot recipe 

Well, it's the simplest possible drink recipe which essentially requires mixing 4 ingredients in equal quantities. As far as I'm concerned, I can manage without most of the equipment. 

All you need to have is a set of shot glasses to pour your green tea shots! Anyway, for the purpose of writing complete details, below is the list of the equipment you will require:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Bar Strainer
  • Shot Glasses
  • Sour Cocktail Mix


Combine the Jameson, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker or any available shaker with a couple of ice cubes (add a couple more if you prefer a cooler drink).

Shake the contents vigorously for a few seconds so that all the ingredients are well combined.

Now, pour your green tea shot into the shot glasses. Don't fill up the glasses as you still need to add about 15 ml of lemonade to top up for the color and zing!

It's time to enjoy your green tea shot with family and friends. 

Green Tea Shots FAQ

1. Is green tea shot a tea recipe?

No, as mentioned in the beginning, it's an alcoholic beverage that has nothing to do with tea or green tea.

2. Why is it called a green tea shot?

It is called green tea shot because of its greenish color. It was originally created by Jameson, that's why it's also known as Jameson Green Tea Shot. 

3. Are green tea shots strong?

Green tea shots are very pleasing to drink as the bitterness of the whiskey is masked by the fruity peach schnapps and the lemonade. So, be careful as you might end up drinking more than your limit. Please drink responsibly. 

4. What goes best with green tea shots?

Well, you can try this quick Easy Bruschetta Recipe along with your regular starters. 

I hope you would try this sho(r)t and sweet green tea shot recipe for the upcoming home party. I'm sure your family and friends will have a great time together!

Have fun, and stay blessed!

Chao! 👋

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