Tequila and shot drinks are a great way to get the party started. The Mexican-based liquor has spread its name all over the world and is arguably one of the best liquors to take a shot from. Here are 6 Tequila shots that are widely acknowledged all over the world and are known to get your buzz on and get the party going!
1. The Classic
The classic tequila shot is a 3-step process. You lick the salt, sip the shot and then suck on the lime. The reason behind this invention is genius as the salt cools the burn and the lime enhances the flavour.
2. Three Wise Men Visit Mexico
This shot is a variation of the classic ‘Three Wise Men’ shot. The three wise men, Johnnie Walker (Scotch Whiskey), Jack Daniel (Tennessee Whiskey) and Jim Bean (Bourbon Whiskey) visit Mexico to meet Jose Cuervo (Gold Tequila). This shot is a combination of the 4 and is guaranteed to get you tipsy pretty quickly.
3. Wake the Dead
This simple shot appeals to all coffee-lovers for their espresso loving taste buds. Just mix cold espresso with coffee liqueur, and finish it off with tequila. What you’re left with is an energising and caffeinated shot, which is likely to get you moving on the dance floor.
4. Apocalypse Now
This unusual mix of tequila, dry vermouth, and Irish cream may sound weird. However, you’ll be surprised to find out that it actually works and is kind of delicious.
Sangrita is a traditional Mexican drink served as a chaser to high-end tequilas. It does not contain alcohol and is rather a simple mix of juices and spices that is supposed to be consumed alongside your tequila. It has a spicy kick and causes an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
6. Prairie Fire
The prairie fire is quite a controversial shot drink. Not many people are a fan of this ‘hot shot’. This shooter of tequila and Tabasco is for the most adventurous of drinkers. You can make it as spicy as you like. However, be sure to have some water as back up or you may not be tasting anything for a while.