You need tequila, salt, lime, and a specific order in order to properly take a shot of tequila (or tequila crude). When you drink straight tequila, it’s recommended that you savor the taste and aroma slowly. This method is favored at parties and by tourists in Mexico, but it does contradict what tequila connoisseurs recommend. being able to savor a shot of tequila in this way can add a bit of fun to a gathering and keep alcohol’s astringency in check.
If you rim the shot glass with sugar, you’ll add even more variety to the drink. The use of plain or colored sugar, or a 50-50 mix of sugar and cinnamon are all fun options. As a simple alternative to margarita salt, you can also try a shooter if you’re tired of the standard straight shot of tequila. In addition to tequila, there are some extremely creative shot recipes that use ingredients like pineapple juice, triple sec, and Tabasco sauce.
Regardless of what tequila you are drinking, it is best to steer clear of the cheaper brands since they are almost certain to induce a hangover. Even so, if you have too many shots in a row, no tequila can keep you from having a terrible day. If you use premium tequila as you would a scotch, you might not be able to reap the benefits of this method. In the past, gold tequila has been the most common choice for tequila shots, but there has been a shift in preference. A good Blanco tequila is often much smoother than other tequilas, so you may want to pour that into your shot glass. You can also try a smoky mezcal or aged reposado tequila if you want to kick it up a notch.