Having tequila shots used to be a quick and effective way of starting a party some years ago, but much has changed since, and nowadays tequila has become a premium drink that few still associate with horrible mornings after heavy drinking. While tequila shots are still popular, they now offer interesting ways of sipping and savoring our favorite Mexican Spirit. So, if you are bored of having straight tequila shots, here we have five recipes you need to try right now.
Mexican Samurai. To begin this list, we have a seductively sweet shot recipe that is both delicious and easy to prepare. The main ingredient we need besides our favorite tequila is a homemade sweet and sour mix. To make this, you need to mix a simple syrup with water and sugar and add your favorite citrus juice. You can mix lime and lemon juice or try any other citric fruit you like. The final touch, Ty Ku Citrus Liqueur.
Wake the Dead. If any of your guests just can’t live without coffee, this Wake the Dead tequila shot recipe will definitely make the party as enjoyable as that morning espresso they so much crave. All you need to do is mix cold espresso, coffee liqueur, and your favorite tequila. To keep this shot cold, don’t forget to add a bit of ice and you’ll be ready to enjoy this caffeinated treat.
Apocalypse Now. When a shooter is named after such an iconic movie, you can only expect something either really good or terribly bad. Fortunately, the case for this interesting and old school tequila shot recipe is the first one. This unusual mix of dry vermouth and Irish cream gives us a bold, brave, and a bit bizarre shot that will result in a unique tequila shot for everybody.
Office party. For some, office parties tend to be lame and boring, which is definitely not the case of this shooter. This is a rather simple but effective recipe, as all you need is lime, ginger, and grenadine, and mix it with your favorite reposado tequila. The secret ingredient, however, is adding a bit of red bell pepper juice at the beginning. This will give you a very unique and exciting take on tequila shots that you will want to keep preparing from now on.
Scorpion Shot. Last but not least, we have one of the most interesting and daring tequila shots ever. Born in Las Vegas, the Nacho Daddy Scorpion Shot has become world-famous for a very unique reason. They offer tequila shots with scorpions inside the glass. If you think it might take tequila shots a bit too far, you have nothing to worry about, since the scorpions are not alive, and the stingers are removed beforehand. The recipe is served with Cenote tequila and accompanied with salt and lime.