The mantra to remember is "lick, shoot, suck": The salt is licked off of your hand first, then the shot is drunk swiftly, and it's finished by sucking on a wedge of lime. This method is a hit at parties and with tourists in Mexico, but it does contradict what tequila connoisseurs recommend—that you should savor the taste and aroma slowly when drinking straight tequila, particularly the good stuff. However, enjoying a tequila shot this way adds a bit of fun to a gathering and can help temper the astringency of the alcohol. Lime or lemon wedge.
Free Pour: The Tequila Slammer Vs The Lick-Sip-Suck
It only takes a minute to sign up. I was browsing through Here's How , a Prohibition-era collection of cocktail recipes, and found something surprisingly familiar on page Invented by one James Norton of Princeton and guaranteed to go down with the ease of an elevator:. Place a pinch of salt on the back of the right hand and with the same north paw hold half a lemon between thumb and forefinger. Hold a small glass of Gordon water [that is, gin ] in the left hand and follow this sequence: lick the salt, drink the Gordon water and suck the lemon! The modern audience will recognize this as the classic tequila shot technique , possibly altered by someone heavily invested in lemon orchards.
Post a comment. So here's the thing. I thought it was about time i clarified to many people out there the difference between tequila slammers and lick-sip-sucks, because some people clearly don't know the difference. It seems to happen time and time again, customers walk up to the bar and order tequila slammers not really knowing what they are.