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My New Favorite Shot: Patron Black

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My New Favorite Shot: Patron Black

Let’s talk about doing shots. There is nothing like hammering down an intoxicating thimbleful of your favorite alcohol with a group of friends. A shot will take you to the next plateau and bring about that familiar cloudiness we all cherish. What else can make a gremlin desirable, transform a dirty porcelain bowl into a pillow or turn an inconspicuous location into a urinal? Now a shot doesn’t have to be an exercise in alcoholism, it can also be a tasty treat!

For me I’ve always hated hard liquor shots. Rum, Rye, Vodka, Gin, Grappa… Gross! Tequila is the exception, especially a fine Petron, lemon preferred. It is really the only hard liquor I can withstand, never mind actually desire.

As for the less ‘manly’ spirits, I used to enjoy a good Jagermeister. Maybe there was a night of excess I can’t recall but today that stuff just tastes like Buckley’s Cough Medicine to me – ‘Tastes bad but it works.’. I’ve had quite a bit of Southern Comfort in my day and i can still force a few down but the sweetness just screams migraine-style hangover. As a SoCo alternative I don’t mind the similar but smoother Disaronno.

Now onto the Petron Black coffee liqueur. This tequila based shot still sits at 35% alcohol so it definately packs a punch. When you first down the chilled black liquid you feel the shotgun blast warming head rush you normally expect from Tequila but with a delightful coffee aftertaste. Instead of having to neutralize your pallet by chugging a beer, you are going to want to savour the flavor of this decadent alcohol. With such a unique taste I certainly wouldn’t want to overdo this shot, especially with its expensive price tag but for now order me up another round.

What is your favorite shot?

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Joe Bartender’s Guide To Tequila


Tequila is a alcoholc drink made from the blue agave, which is only found in Mexico. This fermented drink has had a long tradition in Mexico and was first popularized by the Aztecs in the 16th century. Tequila usually contains about 35-45% alcohol. Over the years, it has become a favorite drink among americans and its sale in North America continue to increase.

Mexico is the world’s leading producer of Tequila and there are 100s of brands of this alcoholc drink.There are various types of tequilas which are generally based on how aged the drink is. The blanco is the white tequila which is usually unaged (less than 2 months), whereas the anejo is aged anywhere from 1-3 years.
The two basic types of tequilas are the Mintos and 100% agave. The mintos is fermented with both glucose and fructose sugars, whereas the agave is completely glucose based. The glucose based tequila is usually easier to digest by the body.
Tequilas have a certain taste depending on the quality of alcohol. The cheaper the quality, the more acrid is the taste. The 100% agave tequilas are usually smoother in taste, produce a distinct aroma and are slightly more expensive.
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Bloody Maria


1 oz Tequila
2 oz Tomato juice
1 dash Lemon juice
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 dash Celery salt
1 slice Lemon

Directions: Shake all ingredients (except lemon slice) with cracked ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add the slice of lemon and serve.

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Blue Margarita


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Lime juice
Coarse Salt

Directions: Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. Shake tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

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Border Crossing


1 1/2 oz Tequila
2 tsp Lime juice
1 tsp Lemon juice
4 oz Coca-Cola
1 Lime wedge

Directions: Pour the tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, and cola into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well and garnish with the lime wedge.

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