Having tequila shots can definitely sound like a fun idea whenever we are out with our friends, celebrating a promotion at work, graduation, or any other special occasion. However, there is a “technique” to having tequila shots that will help us enjoy our drink much more, and it is called the “Lick, Sip, Suck”.
Following this technique only requires salt, lemon or lime wedges, and our tequila of choice. Just remember to take it easy with your shots, as there is no technique to keep you from a horrible hungover if you have too many shots.
In order to enjoy a couple of tequila shots using the “Lick, Sip, Suck” technique, we must make sure we have all we need. As we mentioned above, all we need for this is choosing our favorite tequila, as many lime or lemon wedges, and as much salt as we feel like. This will depend, of course, on the number of people we’ll be sharing the shots with.
The first step of the “Lick, Sip, Suck” technique consists in getting the back of your hand moist, usually behind the index finger and the thumb, and pouring some salt on there. You can either lick it or squeeze a bit of lime juice there.
After pouring the salt on your hand, lick it off as the salt will lessen the burn of tequila. Once you’ve licked the salt off your hand, have the shot of tequila and finish it in only one drink. Now, bite and suck the wedge of lime or lemon in order to balance and enhance the flavor of the tequila you chose.
One of the best parts of having tequila shots is that we can try every kind of tequila, even when the most popular one is Reposado, but we can always bring an Añejo or a Silver tequila to the table. This will give us a lot of variety, being able to fully enjoy the wide range of tequila types there are.
Rimming the glass with glass or sugar are other ways to give tequila shots a bit more variety. You can even change tequila and have a shot of mezcal using this Lick, Sip, Suck technique. Just remember to keep it safe and don’t drink more than you can handle. After all, drinking tequila is about enjoying its flavors and textures, not about drinking in excess.