Shots can be a fun, dangerous, or disgusting way to consume alcohol – perhaps all three. You can even claim that a disgusting shot is more fun for the sake of it being disgusting. However, that is not our goal here today. Today, we’re going to discuss two of the best shots you can drink, which is what makes the White Tea Shot vs Green Tea Shot an interesting comparison.
In this guide, we’ll also discuss how to make a white tea shot vs a green tea shot…. It might not be so self-explanatory as you think it is.
How Many oz is a Shot? How Many ml is a Shot?
Before we dive into the specifics of white tea and green tea shots, we figured we’d cover some of the basics of shots themselves. First, is how much liquid a shot is. Is it more or less than an oz? How many ml is a shot?
A standard shot of liquor, mixed or straight, is 1.5 oz. Again, this is a STANDARD shot, so some places may serve you a little more or a little less. Also, at finer establishments, or when consuming finer liquor, they may not serve “shots” – instead they’ll serve you by the oz and in a standard whiskey glass.
A standard shot is also 44.36 ml, still 1.5 oz. A standard shooter – the small, plastic, shot-sized liquor “bottles” – are 50ml. A shooter, then, is 1.69 oz, so there will be a little more liquid than your standard shot.
How Much Alcohol is in a Shot?
The alcohol content of a shot whole-heartedly depends upon what you put in it. You can have a mixed shot like the green and white tea shots we are discussing today. Or you may be taking a shot of straight liquor. Perhaps it’s a flavored vodka with a unique ABV like Pink Whitney or Truly Vodka. Regardless, we’ve got you covered.
A standard shot of a standard liquor contains .6 oz of alcohol, or 14 grams. This would be considered a standard drink as a standard wine or beer also contains .6 oz of alcohol. Let’s calculate.
- A shot is 1.5 oz of liquid. Your typical liquor is 40% alcohol by volume. (1.5 x .40 = 0.6)
- A beer is 12 oz. A typical beer is 5% alcohol by volume. (12 x .05 = 0.6)
- A glass of wine is 5 oz. A typical wine is 12% alcohol by volume. (5 x .12 = 0.6)
As you can see, a standard shot is the same as a standard beer and standard glass of wine. Every ‘standard’ drink contains .6 oz of alcohol, or 14 g. However, white tea shots and green tea shots aren’t your standard shots, so let’s take a look at those.
White Tea Shot vs Green Tea Shot Ingredients
As we mentioned, making a white tea shot or green tea shot isn’t as self explanatory as you may think. In fact, neither of these drinks contain any tea at all!
How to Make a White Tea Shot
A white tea shot uses four ingredients – vodka, peach schnapps, lemon juice, and simple syrup. While all of these are fairly common ingredients in cocktails, you may have to take a trip to the liquor store if you’re looking to make homemade white tea shots.
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz peach schnapps
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
This is a fairly basic recipe here, but there are other variations as well. For example, you can replace the simple syrup with sweet and sour mix, or if you want to make a cocktail you can use lemon-lime soda such as Sprite.
This recipe would make 2 single shots or a double shot. Adjust the volume to make more or less servings.
How to Make a Green Tea Shot
Likewise, a green tea shot uses 4 ingredients as well. They are Jameson Irish Whiskey, peach schnapps, sour mix, and lemon lime soda. A green tea shot is supposed to use Jameson, but really any lighter whiskey will do. We do highly recommend sticking with the Irish Whiskey route, though.
- 1 oz Jameson
- 1 oz Peach Schnapps
- 1 oz Sour Mix
- Top off with lemon-lime soda
Obviously, you can adjust the portions based upon servings or preference. If you want it to be stronger, add more whiskey or schnapps and use less soda.
White Tea Shot vs Green Tea Shot Taste
Now that we’ve discussed how to make white vs green tea shots, what do they taste like? Do they taste like tea even though they don’t have tea in them? It’s time to make our shots and throw them back!
White Tea Shot Taste
White tea shots are very peach flavored. Schnapps tend to have a potent flavor, so the peach is the primary taste. The vodka and lemon juice keep things light and refreshing as well. Simple sugar helps balance the sourness of lemon. This is a very good and easy shot.
Green Tea Shot Taste
Similarly, green tea shots have a strong peach flavor as well, but maybe not quite as strong. Even though Jameson, and most Irish whiskeys, are lighter, they still have more flavor than vodka. The kicker here is that our green tea shot recipe calls for soda. This adds carbonation which significantly changes the mouthfeel and experience of a green tea shot.
Which is Better? White Tea Shot or Green Tea Shot?
Honestly, I’ve never had a bad white tea shot or green tea shot; however, I probably prefer green tea shots. I like whiskey, and I think the whiskey helps cover up or balance the overall sugary taste to these shots.
I like green tea and white tea shots in the afternoon. Neither are my go-to late night shots, but if you start drinking in the morning or early afternoon, look for one of these shots to pick things up a notch.
Below are frequently asked questions regarding white tea shots and green tea shots. Some of these are answered in the article above. Also, you can check out Shake, Drink, Repeat for a variety of cocktail recipes.
What came first, the white tea shot or the green tea shot?
The green tea shot came first. Jameson put out a recipe of ways to drink their whiskey, and the white tea shot followed it up. Basically, the white tea shot was meant to be an easier or lighter version of the green tea shot by using vodka instead of whiskey.
Why is it called a green tea shot if there’s no green tea in it?
Jameson created the recipe for the green tea shot. They named it the green tea shot because of it’s green hue. The white tea shot is named for it’s white, murky color since it doesn’t contain any tea either.
How Much Alcohol is in a Green Tea Shot? A White Tea Shot?
It depends on the exact recipe and portions you go for, but a 1.5 oz green tea shot or white tea shot will contain less alcohol than a shot of straight liquor. Schnapps are usually around 15% alcohol and sour mix doesn’t contain alcohol at all. If you wish to make it stronger, you can replace the sour mix or simple sugar with Triple Sec.