Green Tea Shot Recipe and How to Make Sweet and Sour Mix

The Green Tea Shot is a whiskey-based shot that has the perfect balance of fruity, sweet and sour flavors.

The classic Green Tea Shot is also referred to as the Jameson Green Tea Shot. Ironically, the cocktail doesn’t actual contain any green tea.

So if it doesn’t have even contain a hint of green tea or even taste like green tea, then why the name? 

It’s called a Green Tea Shot because once you mix up all the ingredients (whiskey peach schnapps and a sour mix), it looks like green tea.

Craving some real green tea? Check our Matcha macarons recipe!

The cocktail can be made as a shot or long drink versions. So we are sharing how to easily make both and how to make the sweet and sour mix at home. 

ingredients used to make Green tea shot

What Ingredients Are In a Green Tea Shot?

Jameson Irish Whiskey — Although you can make this shot with whatever whiskey you prefer, this shot is classically made with Jameson whiskey since it was invented by the Jameson Whiskey company.

It’s a whiskey with some sweet and floral notes that go very well with the rest of the ingredients. 

Peach schnapps — Deliciously fruity and sweet, perfect to be mixed with the whiskey. Also used in Vegas Bomb Shots, Gummy Bear Shot, Irish Trash Can and Rose Martini.

Sweet and sour mix — It gives a nice sweetness and tanginess to the mix. You can use a store-bought or homemade mix.

Once you learn how to make it at home, there’s no way back to the store-bought ones so read more below as we show you how.

Lemon-lime soda — To top the shot up with a bubbly finish.

a bottle of sweet and sour mix | lemon and lime on the side

How to Make a Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix for Cocktails

Sweet and sour mix is a bar staple ingredient found in many cocktails. It is a flavored syrup of equal parts lemon and/or lime juice and simple syrup.

We guarantee you that the homemade version is way better than the store-bought kinds. It’s freshness will massively improve your cocktails. Not to mention, it is also way cheaper. 

Ingredients for the sweet and sour mix: 

Water

Granulated sugar

Lemon juice

Lime juice

How to make the sweet and sour mix: 

1 — In a pan, bring the water and sugar to a slow boil. Cook the sugar until it is completely dissolved. Then, remove from the heat. Cool the simple syrup mixture to room temperature .

2 — Add in the lemon and lime juices. Stir well.

4 — Store in the fridge in a bottle or jar until ready to use.

Sweet and sour mix for cocktails have a shelf life of 3-4 weeks in the fridge.

It can also be frozen into cubes for maximum convenience and to give an “iced” touch to your cocktails.

If you use it frozen, let it thaw a few minutes before using, or mix using a blender. 

adding ingredients on a cocktail shaker for the Green tea shot

How to Make the Green Tea Shot and Cocktail

To make the shot version: 

1 — Wet the shot glass and chill it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes beforehand.

2 — Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Then, add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and the sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute.

adding in the sweet and sour mix on the cocktail shaker for the Green tea shot

3 — Pour the mix in the chilled shot glass, leaving space for the lemon-lime soda top-up. 

serving the Green tea shot on a chilled glass

4 — Top up with a splash of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

Topping up the Green tea shot with the lemon-lime soda

To make the cocktail version: 

It’s all pretty much the same ingredient portions and steps, except you’re serving it in a glass and with more soda.

1 — Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Then, add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and the sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute.

2 — Fill a tall glass 3/4 full with ice cubes. and pour the mixture in it, leaving some space to top up with the lemon-lime soda. 

3 — Top up with the lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

three glasses of Green tea shot

Recipe Notes and Tips

— The Green Tea Shot is served immediately so that you don’t lose the fizz and bubbles of the lemon-lime soda.

— But if you want to make a big batch and have it ready in advance, we recommend mixing all the ingredients except for the lemon-lime soda beforehand. Then, add the soda right before serving.

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Green tea shot | recipe by sugar and cloth

Green Tea Shot Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
The Green Tea Shot is a whiskey-based shot that has the perfect balance of fruity, sweet and sour flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Shots

Equipment

  • Cocktail jigger
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Shot glasses

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey or any whiskey of your choice
  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lime wheel optional for garnish
  • Ice

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Potassium: 0.1mg | Sugar: 5g | Iron: 0.003mg
Servings: 3
Calories: 71kcal

Notes

  • Consume immediately.
  • To make in a large batch in advance, mix all the ingredients except the lemon-lime soda. Add the soda only right before serving.

Instructions

To make the shot version:

  • Wet the shot glass and chill it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes beforehand.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Then, add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and the sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute.
  • Pour the mix in the chilled shot glass, leaving space for the lemon-lime soda top-up. 
  • Top with a splash of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

To make the cocktail version:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Then, add the Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, and the sweet and sour mix. Shake vigorously for about 1 minute.
  • Fill a tall glass 3/4 full with ice cubes. and pour the mixture in it, leaving some space to top up with the lemon-lime soda. 
  • Top up with the lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a wheel of lime.
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ingredients used to make Green tea shot

Sweet and Sour Mix Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
A staple mixer used in many cocktails that is easy to make a home!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Mixer

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup lime juice

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 295kcal

Instructions

  • In a pan, bring the water and sugar to a slow boil. Cook the sugar until it is completely dissolved. Then, remove from the heat. Cool the simple syrup mixture to room temperature .
  • Add in the lemon and lime juices. Stir well.
  • Store in the fridge in a bottle or jar until ready to use.
KEYWORD: sweet and sour mix recipe

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