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3 Festive Ways to Drink Tequila (That Aren't Margaritas)

I love anything that gives me an excuse to celebrate, so Cinco de Mayo is right up my alley and these three tequilla shot recipes are crowd-pleasers! 

We love to celebrate by having a bunch of friends over, setting up a fun taco bar, and, of course, mixing up batches of tequila shots. This year, we are taking three of our favorite tequila drinks and making them mini – i.e. tequila shots!

One of my favorite reasons to serve these three tequila drinks at parties is because they are great to make in big batches, so you spend less time in the kitchen and your clean up time is cut in half! No one wants to have a house full of people and be stuck in the kitchen, especially when tequila is involved!

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If you love champagne, the Mexican 75 is absolutely for you. It’s a fun little twist on a French 75 in that is uses tequila instead of gin, and is a lovely, light, and refreshing!

For you grapefruit lovers, the Paloma is the way to go. Slightly bitter from the grapefruit but sweet from the simple syrup, this combination is one of my favorite cocktails, so as a shot it’s even better!

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What would Cinco de Mayo be without a frozen treat? In lieu of the traditional frozen margarita, we are whipping up her spicy cousin – the mango & chile lime shot. It’s still frozen, absolutely delicious, and has a little kick at the end. To make her even more spicy, throw some jalapeno juice in the blender!

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Mexican 75 Shot

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PREP TIME

2 minutes

ACTIVE TIME

3 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Lime juice (fresh)

Tequila silver

Champagne

Salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Add freshly squeezed lime juice and tequila silver to a shaker and fill with ice

Shake ingredients for 15-20 seconds, or until chilled

Rim your shot glasses with salt and strain tequila mixture evenly between shot glasses, filling it up about 2/3rds full

Top off with champagne & enjoy!

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PREP TIME

2 minutes

ACTIVE TIME

3 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • Tequila silver

  • Lime juice (fresh)

  • Simple syrup

  • Grapefruit juice (fresh)

  • Club soda

  • Salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Add tequila, simple syrup, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed lime juice to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake ingredients for 15-20 seconds, or until chilled.

Rim your shot glasses with salt and strain tequila mixture evenly between shot glasses, filling it up about 2/3rds full.

Top off with club soda & enjoy!

Mango & Chile Lime Shot

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PREP TIME

2 minutes

ACTIVE TIME

3 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Bag of organic frozen mangoes

Lime juice (fresh)

Orange liqueur

Tequila silver

Chile powder (optional

DIRECTIONS

Add frozen mangoes, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice to a blender and blend until smooth.

Rim your shot glasses with chile powder and pour in mango tequila mixture

Enjoy!

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