Today on Sabado Mexicana, it's a celebration for all shooters who happen to love Tequila. The spirits of the Mexican agave are a favorite for a reason. Folks just can't get enough of downing shot after shot of Tequila. First up is a nice and concise video about Tequila from Tres Agaves in San Francisco. It also explains the three types.
Most folks follow tequila with a slice of lime and salt. There are many varying techniques on how to go about this but the simplest is to bite into the lime and incorporate its juice with salt, which complements the taste of the tequila. Some do this to kill the taste of tequila, well, I have to wonder - why shoot it in the first place if you don't like the taste. Many choose to do the lime/salt thing but before consuming, add the shot of tequila, shish it around in the mouth and then swallow. How do you shoot Tequila and do you chase it with anything? I would like to know.
1 whole lime
4 dashes Tabasco
1 dash salt
1 dash Lawry's seasoned salt
2 pinches pepper
1 dash Worcestershire
Tecate ( or other Mexican beer )
In many parts of Mexico, a fine quality shot of tequila is normally served with a shot of this chaser. It is spicy-sweet and a perfect complement for tequila.
2 tablespoons minced onions
1 cup orange juice
1 cup tomato juice
juice of one small lime
salt or seasoned salt to taste
Blood Orange Margarita
There are many who swear by a margarita after a shot. It's like adding fuel to the fire . . . but, as long as it tames the tongue . . . .
1/2oz Elderberry Liqueur
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 oz fresh squeezed blood orange juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
A Natural Healing
Lots of water and vegetables like cucumber or jícama that consist mostly of water can eliminate the flavor and nose from the last spirit sipped. A simple bite of a flour tortilla can also disperse any remaining agave flavors.