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Green Tea Shot

Green Tea Shot / Tim Nusog

Don’t make any assumptions from its name: There’s no tea in this shot or anything even vaguely healthy at all, really. But it sure does go down more easily than a shot of antioxidant-filled green juice with matcha. 

The combination of Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, and sweet-and-sour mix, topped with a small splash of lemon-lime soda, is most commonly served as a popular party shot. But who’s to judge if you prefer to drink it over the course of a few sips rather than all at once? You can even double the quantities and serve it in a rocks glass over ice as a proper cocktail. 

We do advise that you make your own sweet-and-sour mix rather than using a store-bought version to make this shot. The fresh citrus juices really make the drink pop, and it takes only a moment’s more effort than twisting the top off a premade bottle.


  • 1/2 ounce Irish whiskey

  • 1/2 ounce peach schnapps

  • 1/2 ounce sweet-and-sour mix*

  • Lemon-lime soda (such as 7Up or Sprite), to top


  1. Add the whiskey, schnapps and sweet-and-sour mix into a shaker with ice and shake to chill.

  2. Strain into a shot glass.

  3. Top with a small splash of lemon-lime soda.

*Sweet-and-sour mix: Combine 1 part lemon juice, 1 part lime juice and 2 parts simple syrup, adjusting quantities to taste.