What Is A Green Tea Shot

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When you hear the words “green tea shot”, it may conjure up an image of a double health booster of green tea. But a green tea shot is actually a popular cocktail made with Jameson Irish whiskey which looks greenish in color, and hence the name! It has a refreshing fruity taste and makes for a great summer cocktail.

What Is A Green Tea Shot?

A green tea shot is a combination of two parts Jameson Irish whiskey, one part peach schnapps, a splash of sour mix, and a dash of Sprite. The sour mix cuts through the sweet taste of the peach schnapps and gives the drink a right mix of sweet and sour. Also, while the drink contains whiskey, many non-whiskey drinkers love the taste because of the peach tones in the drink. The best way to serve this cocktail is to mix all the ingredients in a shaker and give it all a good shake. Serve it in a small shot glass with a garnish of mint and lime. For a more detailed recipe, you can head over to Green Tea Shot Recipe.

A glass of green tea shot

A green tea shot is a whiskey-based cocktail. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Green Tea Shot With Matcha

However, if you are looking for a green tea shot that actually has green tea in it, we won’t disappoint you. The method is pretty simple. All you need is good quality matcha powder and water. Take a bowl and whisk them together. A bamboo match whisk would work best, but a regular one will do too. Add a splash of water and mix in a teaspoon of matcha powder. Whisk until frothy and keep adjusting the thickness you want, by adding more water as you go. You can use either warm water or cold water. However, cold water works well for a shot. If you want to add a twist and have it with alcohol, you can add your green tea shot to a gin and tonic. [1]

Flatline picture of green liquid in a cup, green powder in a bowl and whisk on a wooden surface.

A matcha shot is rich in antioxidants. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Both, the alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions, are fresh-tasting beverages and light on the palate. So, enjoy your green tea just the way you want it.


Alcoholism and binge drinking is detrimental to your overall health and can undo any possible good things that moderate amounts can impart. The risks involved with drinking excessive alcohol can be short term such as violence and injuries to long-term health risks such as chronic diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who should not drink alcohol include women who are pregnant, individuals younger than 21 years of age, and people who are recovering from alcoholism or cannot control the amount they drink. Also, it should be avoided by people who are planning to drive or any other activity that required focus and skill. [2]

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About the Author

Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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