The Top 9 Tequilas for Shots

Finding the perfect bottle for drinking shooters can be challenging when it comes to tequila. The highest-end tequila should be sipped and savored, not thrown back.

gold tequila shots with lime fruits

Less expensive spirits can burn, leaving an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Of course, you still want a quality spirit, but finding one with the right attributes can take some time. 

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best tequila for shots. Try any of these options for an excellent-tasting shot. 

Best Tequila for Shots


Many of these tequilas can be enjoyed on the rocks, slowly sipped, or mixed into iconic cocktails, but certain brands of tequila are best for making shots.

Signature smooth finishes and complex notes make these tequilas great for drinking straight. 

Did we leave your favorite tequila for shots out of this list? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll make sure to check it out!

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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