To many of us, tequila equals the crazy clubbing nights of our university years. We remember it as the shot with a terrible burning aftertaste which can only be improved with a slice of lemon. If you recognize your experience, we urge you to give tequila another chance.
Tequila Sunrise Shot
Here is a shot version of a classic tequila cocktail. A typical Tequila Sunrise requires some orange juice and grenadine and is very easy to make. For a Tequila Sunrise Shot, prepare the shot glasses by dipping them in salt. Pour half a shot of tequila, top it up with orange juice, and add a splash of grenadine to get the classic sunrise look. Garnish with a quarter of a lime slice, and serve!
This simple recipe incorporates the exotic flavor of lychee with tequila, producing a sweet and mild shot of a beautiful pink color. For this reason, many consider this shot the best one for women and recommend offering it to the ladies on a night out if you want to make an impression.
Take 25ml of blue agave silver tequila and mix it with 25ml of SOHO lychee liquor in a shaker. Shake well, serve in a shot glass and garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy the smoothness and sweet aftertaste!
A traditional lemonade-inspired recipe suggests using the WHOLE lime to make shots. Do not be discouraged – there is hardly anything easier than just mixing slices of five limes in a blender. After you get your lime puree, put it into a strain over a bowl, and squeeze out all the lime juice. Mix the juice with a cup of cold water, ¾ cup of tequila and ¼ cup of sugar in a large pitcher.
Now that your shot mixture is ready, serve chilled in shot glasses. You can simply garnish the drinks with a lime slice, or grate some lime zest to rim the shots with before serving.
Jalapeño Tequila Shot
Want to spice your tequila up? Try these Jalapeñoback shots – a strong and spicy take on a usual tequila shot. Use the juice from the pickled jalapeños and serve it in a separate shot glass. If you like it really spicy, garnish with a fresh jalapeño slice. Choose a smooth silver tequila, and serve in another shot. To achieve the desired heat, shoot the tequila first, and then do the spicy juice shot. Remember to take it easy, as the combination might not be too good for your stomach if consumed in large amounts!
Watermelon + Tequila
Alcoholic watermelon bites? Yes, please! To make these, cut out a hole at the top of a watermelon, and insert an opened tequila bottle upside down. Leave for a few hours for the watermelon to absorb the alcohol, then cut it into small cubes. Serve these delicious tequila snacks with a lime wedge and a pinch of salt.