Who dreamed up the Green Tea Recipe Shot?
Looking at the ingredients for the Green Tea Shot recipe, it’s pretty clear that the folks behind it were a fun-loving bunch. The story goes that it was originally created by an Irish whiskey brand to promote their product, but we like to go against the grain and make it with Scotch whisky instead. This adds notes of ripe pears, finishing with a long, satisfying hint of delicate spice.
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More Green Tea Shots recipes to try
If you love this recipe for Green Tea Shots, the great news is that there are a whole bunch of variations to try. In fact, you can make the shot your own by playing around with some substitutions.
White Tea Shot
The White Tea Shot features vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup, making it a little less fizzy and more refined — if that’s your vibe.
Green Tea Shot recipe with vodka
Alternatively, you can stick to our tried-and-tested formula, and simply switch out the whisky for SKYY vodka. This is a good swop to make if you don’t happen to have whisky on hand, or prefer vodka as a base spirit instead. In fact, you could even play around with a flavored vodka like SKYY Infusions® Pineapple if you want to add a touch of tropical panache.
Fanciful syrup swops
If you leave out the sour mix and lemon-lime soda, you can send your shot in a completely different flavor direction by using an infused simple syrup and club soda to make up the difference. Get some simple syrup inspiration here. We like the idea of adding strawberry simple syrup for a more summery take on the original.
When to serve Green Tea Shots
Shots are a fun way to add a bit of buzz to any occasion, and this one is nice and sweet, which makes it popular among most guests. We like to serve it as: