Tequila Worms

 Dedicated to all things tequila

The Tequila Slammer

There is the macho ritual of placing a pinch of salt on the back of the hand between thumb and forefinger, licking the salt, chucking a shot of tequila down your throat, then sucking a lime. A lemon is an acceptable substitute.

Pour a shot of tequila. Lick the space between the thumb and the index finger on your left hand, then sprinkle this area with salt. Taking care not to spill the salt, hold a lime wedge in the same hand. Pick up the shot glass in your right hand. Lick the salt, down the tequila in one, suck the lime then slam down your empty glass. Some drinkers manage the salt, lime and tequila in the same hand, but this takes practice. It should be served in a caballito which is a narrow shot glass.


A great way to drink tequila is with a chaser drink called Sangrita (easily confused by name with sangria), there are many different recipes for Sangrita but the main ingredients are:

Tomato Juice, Orange juice, Lime juice, tobasco sauce and a pinch of salt.

Sangrita is sipped along with a good quality tequiĊ‚a, usually a blanco. Served in a shot glass it should have a spicy flavour but not too strong to ruin the pallet and spoil the taste of the tequila.

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