The Jameson Green Tea, or the classic green tea shot, is nothing but a very famous whisky-based cocktail that contains peach schnapps. Some mixologists might mock the ingredients’ names and the combination as well, but it is really an excellent balance of sour and sweet tastes.
The green tea shot, or Jameson green tea, can be very refreshing during the summer. But if you think that the name comes from the ingredients, then I would like to correct you. The name comes from the green hue of the beverage.
Wait a minute! Were you expecting an alcoholic beverage with green tea in it? Then you have to be disappointed. Because there is no green tea in your green tea shot.
Let me tell you more about this wonderful cocktail.
Why Is This Recipe So Popular And Everyone Loves It?
There are mainly 3 reasons why people love this cocktail so much. Those are –
1. It Tastes Awesome
These shots are really tangy and sweet in taste. It is a bet that you cannot stop at just one shot!
2. Easy to make
Just shake up the ingredients and strain them right into a shot glass. Your cocktail is ready!
3. Goes down Very Easily
Yes, it goes down really smoothly.
Ingredients Needed To Make Green Tea Shot
There are very few ingredients needed to make green tea shots. If you are a real cocktail lover, you should be able to recognize these ingredients within a second.
Yes, you are right! Here I am going to tell you the green tea shot recipe. So do read this part of this article in order to know how you can make your own shot of Jameson Green Tea.
There are 4 main ingredients in a green tea shot. Those are
1. Irish Whisky: 1 or 2 ounces
Known by its name, Irish whisky is made in Ireland. Irish whisky is different from traditional American whisky. Irish whisky is made with barley, not wheat, corn, or rye like American whisky.
Irish whisky is lighter and less sweet than American whisky. And if you want my opinion, I would like to recommend you use Jameson Irish Whisky in this cocktail.
2. Peach Schnapps: 1 or 2 ounces (15 ml)
Schnapps is nothing but a group of sweetened liquors with a wide flavor variety. And Peach schnapps is a mixture of clear grain spirit and peach flavoring.
3. Sour Mix
You can use either homemade sour mix, or sour mixes bought from stores in order to make this cocktail. But if you have time, I would like to suggest you make your own sour mix at home.
4. Lemon Lime Soda
You can use Sprite, just like me. Or anything else that you like as your lemon-lime soda.
5. Ice Cubes: 2 to 4 cubes
Ice cubes will chill your cocktail.
Green Tea Shot Equipment
Actually, there is very little equipment required to make this cocktail. I am giving you the list of the ingredients. Check the list and see if you have all these at your home or if you have to buy anything.
- One Cocktail Shaker
- One (or more) Shot Glass(es)
Now let me tell you how you can make this amazing cocktail called the green tea shot.
Making Green Tea Shots: Best Method
The simple way to make green tea shots is very easy. Let me tell you the process.
- Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker.
- Put some ice cubes in the cocktail shaker. This will make the beverage chilled enough and will prevent dilution as well which is obviously not required.
- Shake the cocktail shaker for more than 10 seconds. You can shake it for more time if you want your cocktail even more chilled.
- Strain the cocktail into the shot glass.
There are some other cocktails too to make! Take a look at them!
Lemon Drop Shots
- Lemon juice
- Simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- White sugar
- Cocktail shaker
- Put simple syrup in a shallow bowl.
- Put a few tablespoons of sugar in another bowl.
- Dip shooters in the syrup first and then in the sugar.
- Set the shooters aside.
- Put lemon wedges into the cocktail shaker.
- Shake it for 10 seconds.
- Add vodka.
- Add fresh lemon juice.
- Add simple syrup.
- Add ice cubes.
- Shake the cocktail shaker till the time when it becomes cold.
- Rainbow Shots
- Orange juice
- Blue Curacao
- Cocktail spoon
- Shot glass
- Add grenadine to the shot glass.
- Pour the orange juice using a spoon on top of the grenadine.
- Mix Blue Curacao with water.
- Pour the mixture on the top of orange juice using a spoon.
Expert Tips For This Shot
You should make this cocktail more chilled. You can get the full taste of this cocktail if you make it properly chilled. And to make it chill, do not use extra cubes of ice. Instead, you should shake the ingredients for more time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is a green tea shot made of?
Ans. A green tea shot is made of Irish whisky, peach schnapps, sour mix, lemon-lime soda, and ice cubes.
Q2. Why are green tea shots so good?
Ans. It is so good because it is very easy to prepare, it is a chilled drink, and it goes down very smoothly.
Q3. Why is it called green tea shot?
Ans. It is called green tea shot because of its green texture. It has no connection with green tea.
Q4. How many calories is a green tea shot?
Ans. There are a total of 78 calories in 2 servings of green tea shot.
The Final Words
So, now you know how you can prepare your favorite green tea shot. You now know the ingredients, the equipment, and the procedure too. So prepare your favorite cocktail at your home and have a great weekend! All the best!