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Tequila Shots

Tequila Shots

The perfect recipe for the perfect evening―tequila shots! Want to know more about this drink and what you can do with it? Perfect. Let's go then.
Rujuta Borkar
A typical Saturday night party at Randy's goes something like this. People walk in all sober, munching on chips and circling around the pool side, and then a voice bellows over the bar "Tequila Shots!!" That's Randy. His feet firmly placed on the bar (although they won't be for much long). That 'Liquor Cry' (much like a war cry) is what starts the party scene... that is our cue to line up near the bar, armed with a slice of lemon and salt and... down a few tequila shots!

If you've been a part of a party circuit and never downed a tequila shot... What are you doing?! It's high time you did some. Don't know how to do these shots? Just read and learn, and then go apply! A shot is usually downed straight, without mixing it with a mixer. So it hits pretty fast and makes for one hell of a buzz.

How to do Shots

Whenever you do tequila shots, make sure to have some wedges of lime and salt. The salt will help to enhance the taste and the lemon will make up for the harshness of the drink since it is taken in straight.
  1. Pour some tequila into a shot glass (Limit the amount if you're trying it for the first time.)
  2. Now, lick the area which joins the thumb and index finger to make it wet.
  3. Put some salt over it so that it sticks.
  4. Next, hold a wedge of lemon slice in the same hand.
  5. On the count of 3, lick the salt and down the tequila.
  6. Down the shot in one go. Tilt your head back while doing the shot.
  7. Bite on the lemon wedge.
And that my friend is how to drink tequila like a shot.

Types of Shots

There are mainly two types of tequila shots:
  1. One which can be had in a shot.
  2. Those which should be sipped.
Many companies make almost all types of these shots which include Anejo, Reposado, and Blanco among others. They come in several colors like gold, silver and coffee―because of the different ways in which they are treated and distilled.

The Patron Silver
The Patron Silver is a favorite among people who prefer to sip their shots. It is considered to be the cognac of tequila because of its smoothness. The types of Patron are anejo, reposado, and blanco, along with some others. Though these shots should be sipped to get the maximum out of them, having the patron in shots has become all the rage at bars these days. These shots are chilled and downed.

Jose Cuervo Gold
The Jose Ceurvo is a preferred shot choice. It is not as smooth as the other one and has a bite to it. It is therefore ideal for people who do not want to necessarily enjoy the taste of the drink but instead simply get a buzz out of it. The types of Cuervo are anejo, reposado, and blanco.


Red Tequila
  1. 4 cl Tequila
  2. 2 cl Tabasco sauce
Pour tequila in shot glasses and add Tabasco sauce till it changes colors to a deep red. Then have with lime and salt.

Tequila Pop
  1. 1 oz. Tequila
  2. 1 oz. 7UP
Pour ingredients into a tall shot glass. Then slam the glass onto the table to create fizz and down immediately.

Tequila Sour Recipe
  1. 2 oz. Tequila
  2. 1 Cherry
  3. 1 tsp. powdered sugar
  4. ½ slice lemon
Shake the tequila, lemon juice, and sugar with crushed ice and strain into glass. Add half slice lemon and a cherry, and serve.

Tequila Pink Recipe
  1. 1½ oz. Tequila
  2. 1 oz. Dry Vermouth
  3. 1 dash Grenadine
Shake all the ingredients with ice and pour into glass.

Tequila Bom Bom
  1. 2 Tequila shots
  2. 2 shots Ginger Ale
Pour into a glass. Cover it with a coaster and pound on table twice before drinking it.

Tequila Jello Shots

Jello shots are a lot of fun to make because they combine several flavors of jelly and mix them with some form or the other of alcohol. Tequila Jello shots are always a hit at parties because one can come up with several unique flavors by mixing different flavored jellos like orange, pineapple, etc., with tequila for a new taste every time.

Here are two recipes that you can prepare by yourself:

Tequila Jello Jiggler Shots
  1. Boil 1½ cups of water and pour into a large measuring cup.
  2. Now dissolve 4 packets of jello (3-4 oz. size) in the boiling water and stir for 2 minutes or so.
  3. Then add 6 oz. of tequila to that.
  4. Add 2 oz. of cold water.
  5. Stir all ingredients well and pour the mix into a pan and chill it for 3 hours, till it gets firm.
Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots
  1. Measure out 1½ cups of boiling water in a large cup.
  2. Add and dissolve 4 packages of orange jello (3 oz. size) into it.
  3. Then stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add ¼ cup of cold water to this mixture.
  5. Then add ¼ cup of grenadine and ½ cup of tequila to it.
  6. Pour the mixture into a chill pan and let it freeze for about three hours.
Have I made the tequila shots sound awesome enough? 'Cause awesome they are! What else could make them have a song especially dedicated for them? You know..trumpet, trumpet, trumpet...TEQUILA!

So go on then, let me see you do the...1 tequila... 2 tequila... 3 tequila ... Floor! Oops!