Casamigos Blanco is a traditional tequila made from 100% Blue Weber Agave grown in the rich soils around Jalisco. What’s different about this tequila is the extra slow fermentation process, which nearly doubles the standard time. The resulting spirit is clear, with lots of citrus tones and a slight hint of vanilla.
This perfectly balanced tequila was inspired by lousy tequila to do better. The spirit crafted by Maestro Cirilo expresses tropical notes in the aroma and a soft but robust character. Grilled pineapple presents on the palate but what makes this tequila great for shooting is the crisp, clean finish.
This hand-blown bottle contains one of the best tequilas for shots. Furthermore, it makes an impression with more than just its presentation. Complex aromas of citrus and cooked agave accompany this spirit. It tastes as good as it smells, with notes of lime and basil following through with a long and satisfying finish.
Patron Silver is a small batch of distilled tequila made from 100% Weber Blue Agave. A favorite of mixologists for cocktails, Patron also makes an excellent tequila for shots. The taste is smooth and sweet with a fruity aroma. The finish is light with peppery notes that will make you come back for more.
Another clear spirit, Sauza Silver Tequila, has an intriguing aroma of apples followed by herbaceous floral notes. Green apple is also a predominant note in the taste of the tequila alongside the fresh agave flavor. This tequila has a medium body for a heartier finish with hints of bitter citrus.
Olmeca Altos Plata has an herbal aroma rich with agave and citrus notes. The citrus also carries through to the taste, with hints of lime and lemon. As an award-winner with an exceptionally long-lasting finish, it’s a favorite pick of bartenders for margaritas. And, of course, such a flavorful tequila is also an excellent option for shots.
This is one of the smoothest tequilas on the market, as it follows a formula from 1800 to craft its double-distilled spirit. The clear liquor is full of sweet fruity flavor with notes of spicy elements like peppercorns and roasted peppers. In addition, it features a medium finish with spicy and fruity notes slowly fading on the palate.
Don Julio Blanco pairs flavors of fresh agave and citrus notes in its tequila. These mellow flavors make it a favorite for mixed drinks and drinking neat. More sweet hints of citrus come through the aroma of the spirit. It’s one of the best and most popular tequilas for shots, especially if you enjoy a light, sweet finish.
People enjoy taking shots of Herradura Silver Tequila for its unparalleled smooth and refreshing taste. Though a silver tequila, this spirit ages for 45 days in oak barrels highlighting notes of vanilla and wood in addition to the agave. This award winner is an excellent option with over 31 accolades to its name.
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.
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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.