Green Tea Shot Without Sour Mix Recipe

Green tea shots have been all the rage these days, and it makes sense. They’re sweet without being overpowering and have the perfect mix of Whiskey, Schnapps, sour flavor, and bubbles. They’re easy to drink, and they go down fast. 

A typical green tea shot contains sour mix, which can be high in sugar and is known to upset stomachs. So, what if you wanted to make a green tea shot without sour mix?

We’ve made the perfect recipe for that very substitution.

Can you make a green tea shot without sour mix?

While the sour mix is a huge staple in your average green tea shot, you can indeed make a green tea shot without sour mix. It may not have the same green-colored tint you might expect, but it will taste very similar and be much lighter on your stomach.

Here’s how to make a substitute to sour mix:

Squeeze ¼ of a lime and ¼ of a lemon into a glass, and then add a tablespoon of simple syrup. Mix together, and you’ve got your DIY sour mix.

What is in a normal green tea shot?

Similar to the look and taste of a kamikaze, a green tea shots consists of whiskey mixed with peach schnapps, soda water, and sour mix. The sour mix makes the cocktail shine its famous yellowish-green color, and the peach schnapps gives you a fruity punch. Unlike a kamikaze, which is vodka-based, this shot is a lot more mellow, and it won’t leave you shaking your head after shooting one (or two) back with your friends. 

Do green tea shots have green tea?

Funnily enough, no. The name of the green tea shot comes from more of the taste and look of something like Arizona Iced Green Tea. Sweet and citrusy, this mix mimics that of a sweetened green tea.

Do green tea shots have caffeine?

Since the shot does not contain actual green tea, you can rest assured that there is no caffeine in the green tea shot you’re throwing back at 10 PM on a Friday.

Is it hard to make a good green tea shot without sour mix at home?

No, it’s actually relatively easy to make a green tea shot at home. The hardest part would be getting your hands on the peach schnapps, which we have here at Saucey for you. These shots are effortless to whip up on the fly if you have all the ingredients on hand. Here’s the recipe for a green tea shot without sour mix to prove it. 

Green Tea Shot
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Green Tea Shot Without Sour Mix

Green Tea Shots have surged in popularity recently. Traditionally, they are made with sour mix, which has a lot of sugar and can upset stomachs. Here is a version of a Green Tea Shot without sour mix.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Tea Shot, Green Tea Shot Recipe, Green Tea Shot Without Sour Mix
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 person
Calories 85 kcal



  1. Combine whiskey, peach schnapps, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in your cocktail shaker.

  2. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

  3. Using a strainer, pour your shot glasses around ¾ full with the mixture, leaving room at the top.

  4. Pour a splash of lemon-lime soda on top.

  5. Throw that shot back!

Nutrition Facts
Green Tea Shot Without Sour Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Grab some friends, and make it a party. These green tea shots with no sour mix are so easy to make that you’ll be working the shaker for as long or as little as you want. Either way, you’ll get a sweet punch every time.

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