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Tequila Lime Shots

What a great idea and these make amazing party favors! Super easy to make and so fun to serve! Don't have enough shot glasses for all your friends? Don't worry this should do the trick!

These are just about as easy as it gets to make! All you need is:

  • A bag of limes

  • Salt

  • Tequila

How to make:

Begin with cutting the limes in half and use a small spoon to scoop out the inside of the limes. Save the inside of the limes on plate for later use. Using the juice from the lime, moisten the rim of the lime by putting the half upside down on a plate of lime juice then dip the half on a plate of salt. Fill the limes with chilled tequila and serve!

Helpful hints - You can shave off a bit of the bottom of the lime with your knife so that they sit level preventing them from toppling over. Once filled, try not to move them around too much or you will spill the tequila, that would be no bueno. You can use the leftover insides to put a few drops into the shots or mix fresh lime juice with your favorite soda such as Sprite for chaser.

Here is some interesting information about tequila.

Tequila, made from the blue agave plant, can only be produced in the state of Jalisco, Mexico and surrounding regions dictated by Mexican law. The surrounding states that are also permitted to produce this traditional Mexican drink are Michoacán, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato and Nayarit. The soil in these areas are comprised of rich, blue volcanic soil that is ideal for growing the blue agave plants and over 300 million plants are harvested per year. There are two types of agave plants that are grown and the outcome of the crop depends on the elevation of the land. The blue agave plants that are grown in the lowlands are more herbaceous in flavor and fragrance. The plants that come from the highlands are sweeter in taste and aroma and tend to grow much larger. Mexico has been granted the right to the use of the word “tequila” but has an agreement with the United States that bulk amounts may be shipped to be bottled there. The origins of tequila are thought to come from the Aztec people that called this concoction octli and later became known as pulque, which has been produced and consumed still to this day. As the brandy of the Spanish conquistadors diminished, they began to distil the agave plants which gave birth to North America’s first indigenous distilled spirits. Though some tequilas are still family owned names, the most popular brands are owned by multinational corporations. As of the last statistics taken in 2009, there are over 100 distilleries making over 900 brands of tequila and more than 2,000 brand names have been registered. Because of this each bottle is required to display a serial number corresponding is birthplace. According to The Guinness World Records the most expensive bottle of tequila ever sold brought a whopping $225,000 in July of 2006.

Cheers or in Mexico we say Salud!

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Happy and safe travels from Pure Paradise Travel!

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