There isn't a spirit that is requested for shots more often than tequila. It's one of the healthiest and cleanest liquors you can drink.
Rumor has it that if you only drink 100% blue agave blanco tequila, you won't have a hangover. I've never tested it...
O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate.
- Tom Robbins
Tequila, lime, grapefruit,
simple syrup, grapefruit soda
2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
(ex. Squirt, Fresca, Jarritos Grapefruit, San Pellegrino Pompelo, Spindrift Grapefruit)
Add all ingredients, except for the soda, in a cocktail shaker. Short shake with ice and dump the contents into a double rocks or highball glass. Add ice and top off with grapefruit soda, roughly 2 oz.
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Optional: salt the rim, or add a pinch of salt into the shaker before you shake.
Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime, Agave, Salt
2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Triple Sec (recommend Cointreau)
1 oz lime juice
1/4 oz agave (or simple syrup)
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass full of ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel. Optionally, add salt to the rim.
To add salt to the rim, rub a lime around the edge of the glass and roll into salt.
You can optionally also just add a pinch of salt before you shake (that's what I do).
Mexican Firing Squad
Tequila, lime, cane sugar syrup, grenadine, bitters, cherry
1 1/2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz cane sugar syrup
1/4 oz grenadine
2 dashes Habenero bitters
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel cherry flag.