White Tea Shot

5 from 54 votes

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.

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Two white tea drinks garnished with lime wedges sits on a white marble surface.

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.

If you love to try creative and fun shot recipes, try Tristin’s water moccasin shot o this purple gecko shot.

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.

Beyond cocktail and shooter recipes, she also publishes delicious appetizers and desserts, like Butterfinger pie and air fryer bagel bites.

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.

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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.

White tea shots, a white teapot, and two bowls of lime wedges on a white marble surface.

Tools & glassware

You can build this shot in a shot glass, but if you are making more than one it’s best to use a cocktail shaker. You can also use a mason jar. 

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. 

A bottle of Peachtree Peach Schnapps


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.

Clear liquid is poured from a stainless steel cocktail shaker into a glass mug on a white marble surface.
Sprite is poured into a clear glass mug.

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. 

A white tea shot is garnished with a lime wedge with a bowl of lime wedges.

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

White Tea Shots are a popular order at bars, so enjoy them with your favorite bar snacks, like seasoned chicken wings, crunchy fried pickles with a dipping sauce or even mac & cheese bites.

If you’re enjoying the white tea shot as a cocktail in a martini glass, pair it with a charcuterie board or a sweet appetizer like peach salsa.

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.

Enjoy them after a dinner of this easy poblanos chiles rellenos casserole recipe with a side of Mexican street corn pasta salad and sweet honey biscuits.

And if you want a cocktail go with dinner, this refreshing grapefruit crush drink would prepare your palate for these fruity tea shots.

Tea always goes with dessert! Try these with baked peaches, honey bun cake, orange poppyseed cake or

For a no-bake dessert, try them with ice cream cookie cake or no bake peanut butter bars.

An overhead view of two cups of white tea shots garnished with lime wedges.


What are White Tea Shots made of?

White Tea Shots contain vodka, peach schnapps and sour mix. Sometimes a splash of lemon-lime soda is added for brightness and bubbles.

What’s the difference between White Tea Shots and Green Tea Shots?

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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An overhead view of two cups of white tea shots garnished with lime wedges.

White Tea Shot

Yield: 1 shot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
The White Tea Shot is a delightful and refreshing shooter recipe that combines the crisp flavors of peach schnapps, vodka and sour mix and tastes like a fruity white tea.
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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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Yield: 1 shot

amount per serving:

Serving: 2ounces Calories: 81kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Sodium: 3mg Sugar: 9g
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  1. Michaela Kenkel says

    Susannah – as always your photography is just breathtaking! I am all about making this delicious white tea shot into the perfect summer martini. What a great idea! I want to thank you for being a part of our Freaky Friday group for the last couple of years. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. I look forward to our paths continuing to cross in the future. xo~Michaela

  2. Julie says

    I’m ready to whip up some of these easy, refreshing and fabulous white tea shots right now. They are a perfect summertime cocktail.

  3. Sandra Shaffer says

    I’m totally fine that this doesn’t have any tea! The flavors sound delicious together. This is the perfect drink to share with the ladies for our happy hour get-together.

  4. Susan says

    Clearly I need to get some peach schnapps and make this cocktail. It sounds so perfect for summer! (And I love the name!)

  5. Erin says

    What a unique recipe to mix up to share! I’ve never tried something like this before, but it sounds wonderfully refreshing. (And clearly, I need to get myself some peach schnapps to make it!) Cheers to you, friend, and this delicious shot!

  6. Ariel says

    5 stars
    Simply want to say this recipe is astounding. My friends love it when I make these for parties. I’m subscribing to your newsletter!

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