This White Tea Shot recipe is a lightly sweet treat to enjoy with friends. Made with peach schnapps, vodka and sweet and sour mix, this delicious shot recipe is easy to whip up and multiply for a crowd.
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Best White Tea Shot recipe
The White Tea Shot is a sweet and succulent shooter recipe that needs to be in your repertoire!
This simple recipe tastes just like a fruity peach white tea. It’s made with vodka, peach schnapps, sour mix and a spritz of lemon lime soda. However, they don’t contain any actual tea.
You could even double the recipe and sip it like a White Tea Martini or make a big batch in a pitcher for a party.
Today we’re celebrating Freaky Friday, hosted by Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, and I’m switching places with Tristin from Home Cooked Harvest. I am sharing her white tea shot recipe. Tristin’s site is filled with quick, fuss-free recipes and it was hard to pick just one!
Why you’ll love this recipe
White Tea Shots are an easy recipe that you’ll love, and here’s why:
- White Tea Shots only need four simple ingredients.
- They are easy to enjoy: Knock it back or sip it. (No judgment either way.)
- White tea shots taste like fruity tea and don’t taste too much like alcohol.
- It’s easy to multiply. You can make it into a refreshing drink or prepare a big batch for a crowd.
But be careful: They are sweet and don’t taste like alcohol, so they can sneak up on you.
About Home Cooked Harvest
On Home Cooked Harvest, you’ll find home-cooked meals, worldly recipes inspired by Tristin’s multi-cultural family and lots of creative entertaining ideas.
She shares healthy, hearty meals but also believes in “living life in balance,” and her indulgent recipes are so much fun. Tristin makes such fun drinks like the Baby Yoda cocktail and the Irish Trash Can.
Like me, Tristin is an animal lover and travel enthusiast, so if you like my recipes, you will love hers too! Follow her on Pinterest and head to her website to sign up for her email list.
What is a White Tea Shot?
The white tea shot is a sweet shooter recipe made with vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix. It doesn’t actually contain any tea!
You can also add a splash of lemon-lime soda to give it a light effervescence.
If you double the recipe, you can enjoy it as a sweet cocktail in a chilled glass — it’s perfect for a warm day or anytime you want a classy cocktail.
White Tea Shot vs. Green Tea Shot
What’s the difference between the classic green tea shot and the white tea shot?
These two popular shots are similar but have one different ingredient — the base spirit — which gives them different flavors. Also, like white tea and green tea, they are different in color. And neither of them contain actual green tea or white tea bags.
The White Tea Shot is made with vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix. It has a light, white color and looks just like a cup of white tea. The Green Tea Shot is made with Irish whiskey, peach schnapps and sour mix, and it is a darker color, more like a cup of green tea.
The White Tea Shot has a more crisp, peachy flavor because the peach schnapps masks the vodka flavor.
There’s also the Orange Tea Shot which uses orange-flavored Jameson Irish whiskey.
Tools & glassware
When you use a cocktail shaker, you can shake the ingredients with ice cubes, which chills the mixture slightly.
Use a jigger to help you measure the ingredients to get the ratio just right.
Here’s what you need to grab from the grocery store or liquor store to make White Tea Shots:
Peach schnapps: This peachy liqueur is fun to add to your bar cart and adds the sweet taste to this shot.
Vodka: For shots that taste good, don’t use the cheapest vodka. Settle for a medium-priced bottle.
Sour mix: Sour mix is a sweet lemon lime cocktail mixer. You can make it yourself with fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice and sweet simple syrup (just sugar and water) for even better shots.
Lemon lime soda: A splash of lemon lime soda, like Sprite or 7-Up, adds a hint of fruity flavor, giving this shot brightness and bubbles. You can skip this ingredient if you want.
Variations and substitutions
No plain vodka? You can use rum, tequila or a fruity-flavored vodka, but the shots won’t taste quite the same.
No sour mix? Use margarita mix. You can also use 2 parts simple syrup to 1 part tart lemon juice and 1 part lime juice.
Green Tea Shot: Substitute Irish whiskey for the vodka to make another kind of shot.
How to make White Tea Shots
Making this easy White Tea Shot recipe is super simple. Here’s what to do:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the peach schnapps, vodka and sweet and sour mix.
Cover and shake well to combine, then strain into a standard shot glass.
If desired, you can add a spritz of lemon-lime soda to the shots.
And, you can garnish them with a lemon wedge or lime wedge if you want to make them feel a little fancier.
Tips & tricks
Here are some tips and tricks for making this white tea vodka shot:
- Measure out all the ingredients so you can get the ratio just right.
- Make your own homemade sour mix to make these taste even fresher.
- Multiply the recipe to pour a number of shots at once.
You can double this classic White Tea Shot recipe and pour it into a martini glass to make a refreshing cocktail.
What to serve with White Tea Shots
Freaky Friday menu
If you’re planning a feast to go with these shots, you might as well enjoy some of the other tasty recipes my friends prepared for Freaky Friday.
And if you want a cocktail go with dinner, this refreshing grapefruit crush drink would prepare your palate for these fruity tea shots.
White Tea Shots contain vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix. Sometimes a splash of lemon-lime soda is added for brightness and bubbles.
White Tea Shots are made with vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix. Green Tea Shots are made the same way, but with Irish whiskey instead of vodka.
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- ½ ounce vodka
- ½ ounce peach schnapps
- ½ ounce sour mix
- splash of lemon-lime soda
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
To the cocktail shaker, add the vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix.
Shake the cocktail shaker for 10-20 seconds.
Strain into a 2-ounce shot glass ¾ of the way and fill the rest with a splash of lemon-lime soda.
Homemade sweet and sour mix: Use homemade sour mix instead of buying it. Combine ½ cup lemon juice, ½ cup lime juice and 1 cup simple syrup. Makes 2 cups.
Different ingredients: Use honey-lime syrup or fruit syrups instead of the sweet and sour mix. For a sweeter drink, you can add extra lemon-lime soda.
Different recipes: Try one of the other versions of the white tea shot. The Green Tea Shot uses Irish whiskey instead of vodka. The Orange Tea Shot uses orange-flavored whiskey.
White tea martini: Make a sweet cocktail by doubling the recipe and straining it into a martini glass.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 2 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g