This really isn't a recipe but more of a tutorial on how to take a shot of tequila, or tequila cruda, the Hollywood
connoisseurs will tell you that you should savor the taste and aroma slowly when drinking straight tequila. However, this method is a hit at parties and with tourists in Mexico, and there is an order that should be followed for it to make sense. A decent gold or silver tequila or Mezcal
is best, avoid the cheaper brands which almost certainly bring on hangovers
- 1 1/2 oz tequila
- lemon or lime wedge
- 1 pinch of salt
- Moisten the back of your hand below the index finger (usually by licking) and pour on the salt.
- Lick the salt off your hand.The salt lessens the burn of the tequila.
- Drink the tequila.
- Quickly bite the lemon or lime wedge. The sour fruit balances and enhances the flavor of the tequila.