Last weekend, our chief tea taster attended a party with a few of his old friends. Along with his friends, who are food connoisseurs, there were several discussions of preparing unique items with delicate and unparalleled taste. After discussions and consideration on his own, he came up with his own green tea shot recipe.
Referring to the general green tea shot recipe with Jameson, he tried mixing alcohol and tea for the first time, and it turned out perfect. Everyone among the party attendees loved and appreciated the delicacy, and so he decided to share it with us. Let us look into the past and the history of the union of alcohol and tea before we share the recipe for you to try at home.
Why the name?
If you have not already guessed, green tea shots were invented by the Jameson whiskey company. To stick true to its origin, and also to give regards to the creator, green tea shots are also called Jameson Green Tea Shots. It is preferred to use the original Jameson whiskey, though you can substitute it for Japanese, Irish or American whiskey of your choice.
To soothe and ease your palate, you can dilute the intensity of the booze by adding lime soda and introduce sweetness with sugar.
Green Tea Shot Jameson Recipe
- ½ ounce Jameson Whiskey
- ½ ounce Peach Schnapps
- ½ ounce Sour Mix
- Sprite or other lemon-lime soda
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Cocktail shaker
- Bar strainer
- Shot glasses
- Sour cocktail mix
- Combine the whiskey, peach schnapps, and sour mix in a cocktail shaker along with a few ice cubes.
- Shake for a few seconds to combine all the ingredients homogeneously.
- Pour your shot glasses three-quarters full with the green tea shot mixture. Use the bar strainer to keep the ice from falling into the drink.
- Top off each shot with the lemon-lime soda or sprite. Sprite contains more sugar than lemon-lime soda, and you should use it if you want a sweeter tasting shot.
- Enjoy your Jameson green tea shot and have fun.
This drink is extremely easy to make and you should give it a try. You are sure to enjoy the taste and the flavor of green tea and whiskey.
Green Tea Shots as a Cocktail
Not everyone enjoys doing shots, but hey, green tea shots do taste awesome. So, how about you make it into a cocktail and enjoy it!
Green tea shots can be easily made into green tea martini with very little effort. Shake the ingredients in the cocktail shaker for some more time till the ice cubes melt. Top off the drink with some extra Sprite or lemon-lime soda. It has enough alcohol content already, and you need not add extra whiskey.
This fruity light yellow drink will be more dilute than a shot, but it will be easier to sip on. So, enjoy it!
Tea and Alcohol Pairings
On a cold evening, nothing warms up your body as much as a warm cup of tea. What if, instead of milk, you decided to add a little amount of alcohol and spice up the fun and warmth? Let us look into a few amazing tea and alcohol pairings that you can try out besides our Green Tea Shot Jameson Recipe.
Chamomile Tea and Gin or Vodka
Both Chamomile tea and gin are all produced from flowers, and they come together to produce almost a divine beverage. For the floral gin, the calming chamomile tea acts as the perfect partner. You can infuse chamomile tea directly into gin, or use it in different cocktails. For a hot cocktail, you can go for Toddy, and top the gin with a hot pour of mild chamomile tea and honey to give an overwhelmingly herbal essence.
To avoid the herbal taste, you can pair chamomile tea with vodka too.
Black Tea and Rum
Because of its high caffeine content, and rich savory taste, black tea is favored by a high number of tea consumers. For a long time, bartenders have paired black tea with rum as well as some Cognac and peach brandy to produce marvelous results. The natural sweetness of rum contrasts with the bitter taste of black tea. Using other spirits like whiskey can make the taste too bitter for your taste.
Mint Tea and Rum or Bourbon
Mint is a versatile flavor, and it is used in several cocktails for changing and highlighting the taste. Fresh mint leaves are often used as a staple ingredient in many classic and signature cocktails.
You can use either mint tea syrup, or for simplicity, just top rum or bourbon with mint tea. Additionally, you can add sugar or honey as a sweetener and enjoy the sweet minty drink.
Chai Tea and Rye Whiskey
The shared characteristics of Chai Tea and Rye Whiskey make it a magical pair. All you need is a touch of sugar to beat the extremely spicy taste of the duo. To make the drink creamier and less spicy, you can also add Irish cream instead of milk – your spiked chai latte is ready.
Earl Grey and Bourbon
Earl Grey, which is made from a blend of various black teas, is a very common breakfast tea. Earl Grey contains bergamot oil, which gives it a citrus taste, and bourbon’s sweetness contrasts and balances the sharp taste. Garnish with a slice of orange, and enjoy your tea shot.
As soon as we got to know of our colleague’s recipe, we were eager to try it out at the earliest. Unfortunately, with alcohol involved, we cannot try it out during the workweek and are planning to try it out this weekend. We would love to hear if you have your own tea shot recipes and try them out. We have been having tea the traditional way for a long time and it is time to add some twist to it. I have no doubt our Green Tea Shots Jameson Recipe would blow your mind away.