If you’re someone who likes light, fresh, and refreshing drinks, you’ve come to the right place. Infamously known as the Jameson Green Tea, this drink is the perfect way to start off a weekend. Along with creating a morning routine this year, creating a list of drinks that don’t make you want to vomit might also be a great option. This green tea shot is your best choice for a day drinking session. But make no mistake – this is as healthy as any other cocktail is. If you’re looking for a way to add your greens into a drink, this isn’t it.
Funnily enough, a green tea shot’s ingredients list does not have green tea. We love and adore green tea and all that it gives us, but a green tea shot is an entirely different ballgame. You don’t have to actually make green tea for this recipe. The only similarity between the two is the colour of the drink. It gets its name from the greenish-yellow colour that they share. So, no – it is not a drink rich with antioxidants or the like. It might not be healthy as one might expect, but it sure is a party for your taste buds. If you want to know more about how to make a green tea shot, keep reading!
Green Tea Shot Ingredients
To make this shot, you need Jameson Irish Whiskey, Peach Schnapps, Sour Mix, Lemonade, or a lemon-based soda. Let’s break these down:
This recipe was created and perfected by the Jameson brand company. Hence, the name. However, no cocktail expert would forbid using another whiskey – Irish, Japanese, or American. Jameson would be ideal, but any other whiskey is not harmful. It might tweak the taste a little but would still belong to the same family.
Schnapps or fruit liqueur is formed by adding fruit juices to a neutral liquor during the fermentation stage. It has a slight taste of vodka but a strong fruit essence. The fruit liqueur to use in this recipe is Peach Schnapps – so if you’re not a fan of it, this shot might not be for you. It is not all that difficult to make peach schnapps at home, but a store-bought bottle would make the drink taste all the more authentic. The drink is extremely sweet, just as one would expect peaches to be.
A sour mix provides the perfect balance by cutting through the strong sweetness of the Peach Schnapps. A sour mix is easily available in any alcohol or grocery store. To make it at home, you’ll need a cup each of sugar, water, and fresh lemon juice along with half a cup of lime juice. Boil the water and dissolve the sugar in it. Pour the lemon and lime juice in a bottle. Add the simple water and sugar syrup into the bottle. Shake well and use. This can be refrigerated as well. It actually is that simple!
This generally makes or breaks the drink – adding lemonade will increase the sour quotient whereas sprite or other sweeter fizzy drinks will sweeten the cocktail. It all depends on personal preference.
How to make a green tea shot?
A green tea shot’s ingredients are readily available which makes it all the more fun to make. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Into that, add an ounce and a half of Jameson whiskey, half an ounce of peach schnapps and another ounce of the sour mix. Shake the drink to make it nice and cold. Take a few shot glasses and pour it into those. As a final step, top it off with some lemonade or sprite, according to your liking. And there you have it – a green tea shot.
Instead of asking how to make a green tea shot, one might ask how to turn this into a drink. To do so, all you have to do is take a serving glass, fill it up with ice and pour the drink. Along with the sprite, add a little more liquor to balance out any dilution. This will give you the light and refreshing shot but in a cocktail form, so you don’t have to down it all at once. This might be your very own green tea martini.
Other famous Jameson shots
1. Irish Pancake Shot
This is named after the fact that the shot along with the designated chaser tastes just like a pancake breakfast. For this, you’ll need equal parts of Jameson Whiskey and butterscotch schnapps. After shaking the mix of these two in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour it into a shot glass. To get the best experience out of this, chase the shot with some orange juice. This goes surprisingly well with the sweetness of the schnapps, making you feel refreshed and wanting more.
2. Pickle-back Shot
Yes, you thought right. This does involve pickles – but just stick with us. This is a favourite across the United States and might just be the simplest. Fill a shot glass with Jameson and another with some chilled pickle juice to be used as a chaser. The flavours of both these shots counteract each other so well that you’ll be left with an extremely content taste. This has been used as a hangover cure for decades together and bartenders and drinkers have found a way to make it fun. It might be an odd combination but trust us. It works really well.
3. IRA Shot
This is for everyone who loves a hint of coffee essence in their drinks. Coffee Liqueur is one of the best ways to achieve that rich taste in any cocktail. This layered drink is made with equal parts of Kahlua, Baileys, and Jameson. It is a layered drink, and that same exact order is to be followed – bottom to top. Adding a cherry after each pour will help you achieve perfect layers. This is a fun party drink – yummy while also looking great.
This was our guide for the infamous Jameson Green Tea and several other party tricks including Jameson. A green tea shot can be your little pick me up during a lazy day, or a great drink for a night in – it is your choice. Nevertheless, it is simple, light and fun to down.