Tequila Shot Recipes

How to Take a Tequila Shot

Believe it or now, some people have not had the opportunity to experience doing tequila shots. No worries, the basic instructions can be found here


Sangrita with Tequila

Sangrita chasers add a tasty twist to the average shot of tequila. There are two common ways to make it – a traditional orange juice recipe popular in Mexico and a version that features tomato juice. Either recipe can be as spicy as you want to make it.

The Sangrita is fun and interactive and you can customize it to fit your own taste or whatever you have in stock at the moment. It's a two-part shooter, so you will first take a shot of your favorite tequila then quickly chase it with the savory or fruity mix of your choice. 


Sangrita With Orange and Lime Juice

Citrus juices are the stars of the first Sangrita. This is a more traditional recipe. The orange and lime juices are paired with sweet grenadine and a few drops of hot sauce for a spicy kick.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces tequila 
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine 
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 slice jalapeño pepper, optional


    1. Fill one Himalayan salt shot glass with the tequila of your choice.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, add the orange and lime juices, grenadine, and hot sauce. Add ice and shake well.
    3. Pour through strainer into a second Himalayan salt shot glass and add a slice of jalapeno.
    4. To drink it, begin with straight tequila and quickly chase with the orange juice mix.


    Thunder and Lightning Tequila Shooter

    The thunder and lightning shooter packs a punch that will almost certainly make your dogs howl. This recipe combines a tequila and espresso shot into one shot glass. It is actually the perfect drink for when you really don't want the party to end!

    Although there’s a lot of coffee liqueurs out there, many of made with vodka or bourbon. Patron XO Cafe is a tequila-based coffee liqueur which offers a hint of sweetness that rounds the shot's taste off perfectly. And, you really don't have to shoot it! It is a fantastic happy hour sipper, too.


    • 1 ounce blanco tequila
    • 1 ounce coffee liqueur (Patron XO Café used)
    • 1/2 ounce espresso 


      1. Gather the ingredients.
      2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
      3. Shake well.
      4. Strain into two Cestari Himalayan shot glasses.
      5. Serve and enjoy.


      Mexican Guerrera Shooter

      Electric green, the Mexican Guerra tequila shot is one that you must try. It's delicious and may be too good to shoot straight down, but you can if you like!

      The recipe uses Ty Ku Liqueur, the brilliant green spirit from Japan flavored with superfruits and teas. The citrus-dominated liqueur paired with tequila and a touch of sour mix offers a delightful taste everyone will enjoy.


      • 1 ounce tequila 
      • 2 ounces Ty Ku Liqueur
      • 1 dash sour mix


      1. Gather the ingredients.
      2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila and Ty Ku. Add a dash of sour mix.
      3. Shake well.
      4. Strain into a pink Himalayan salt shot glass.
      5. Serve and enjoy.


      Green Machine Shooter

      What's not to love about a tequila shot that includes mint, cilantro, and jalapeño with the sweetness of pineapple? The recipe puts a flavorful twist on the sangrita, offering a spicy kick to wake your palette.

      This two-part shooter begins with a tasty shot of tequila, which you should find to be very smooth. Though this tequila may not require a chaser, the second stage of green machine is hard to pass up. In the second glass, you'll find pineapple juice spiced with cilantro, mint, and jalapeño. Yummy!


      • 3 ounces pineapple juice
      • 10 fresh cilantro leaves
      • 10 mint leaves
      • 2 slices jalapeño pepper
      • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila


        1. Gather the ingredients.
        2. In a blender, combine the pineapple juice, cilantro and mint leaves, and jalapeño pepper slices.
        3. Blend well and pour 1 1/2 ounces into a Cestari pink Himalayan salt shot glass.
        4. Pour the tequila into another Cestari pink Himalayan salt shot glass.
        5. Serve and enjoy. Drink the shot of tequila followed by the chaser.



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