How To Drink Shots
Those who are new to drinking alcohol need to know how to drink shots. As a drink that's about 25 to 100 ml full, shots are huge intakes of alcohol at once. It's important to drink shots with a certain level of caution and ambition at the same time. Now that we've got that out of the way, can you say "Shots! Shots! Shots!"?
To drink shots, have these:
- Shotglass (1.0-1.5 fl oz)
- At least 2 different liquors (distilled beverages such as vodka/rum/gin/whisky)
- Pour your first spirit. Traditionally, shots are composed of two different distilled, alcoholic beverages that are combined in 1.5 ounce glasses. Nowadays, people just pour liquors into the glasses and down them like idiots, but let's have some class shall we? Grab your first mix (we recommend starting with something simple like "Vampire Juice"), and fill it half-way for a shooter with two drinks, a third-way for one with three, etc. Those who want to do "Vampire Juice", go ahead and pour a tenth (of the glass) of Coconut Rum.
- Pour your second spirit. There needs to be more than one liquor in shots if you want to do it correctly. Pour your second distilled beverage into the glass, with equal proportions. Do your second or third or whatever liquor if you need more spirits. For "Vampire Juice", pour another tenth (of the glass) of Blue Curacao, and a tenth of Bacardi Rum.
- Add in the extras. This could be anything from apple juice to water. This isn't a requirement, but sometimes people can't stand 80 proof alcohol without some flavor. For "Vampire Juice", fill the rest of the cup (7/10ths) with orange juice.
- Grab the glass. Most people use their index and middle fingers to grip the outside of the shot glass. Use your thumb to balance out the other side. Position the glass straight up so you don't drop any of the precious alcohol. Those who drink shots sometimes twirl or stir the shooter around for a bit to mix the layers (although this isn't the case with some such as the "B-52" shot).
- Quickly drink. Raise the alcoholic beverage up to your lips and tilt it into your mouth. Try to drink the entire shot within ten to twenty seconds, but no pressure if you cannot handle it all. If there is salt around the rim you are supposed to lick that off prior to drinking. Slam the shooter down (lightly) to indicate you are done with it.
Shots are an integral part of drinking culture nowadays, and their prominence within mainstream society requires a sort of "regulation". Thus, there are rules to drinking shots. When you drink shots, always remember: pinky up! Have a good time you fancy connoisseur, you.