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The 10 Best Tequilas for Shots

A prominent 21st century lyricist once wrote, “Shots.” And everyone can agree that the masterclass in songwriting has the right idea. Cocktails are great and all, but, sometimes, you just need to do some shots.

Before the concert, before the party, before the cabs get there.

But it takes a special tequila to be good for taking shots. You don’t want to shoot anything that’s too harsh. And definitely nothing with a burn — except the yummy peppery kind! So here’s our list of the best tequila for shots. 10 of them, in fact.

And you can get them all delivered to your door.

Best Blanco Tequila

Blanco, plata, silver. They all point to the same thing: a tequila either bottled unaged or bottled after less than two months in steel containers or neutral (not toasted or charred) oak barrels.

Cincoro Blanco Tequila

Tequila shots don’t get better than a shot of Cincoro Blanco Tequila. Cincoro is made with a combination of highland and lowland agave, creating one incredibly smooth and complex tequila. Cincoro Blanco tastes like fresh-cooked agave with bright grapefruit and lime highlights. No need for salt.

Anteel Blanco Tequila

Handmade at one of Mexico’s most illustrious distilleries. But the accolades don’t stop at the distillery. Anteel Tequila is the world’s first black-woman-owned tequila brand. It doesn’t hurt that the flavor is spectacular too. Vibrant layers of tropical fruit, cooked agave and floral notes make Anteel Blanco Tequila perfect for shooting.

Espolòn Blanco Tequila

Espolòn Blanco Tequila gets its distinct body and flavor from its unique distilling process. This tequila is run through both column and pot stills. Espolòn Tequila’s double-distillation gives it bold flavors, all you need is a shot glass to enjoy them. Espolòn has bright pops of agave and spice and an underlying sweetness of grilled pineapple.

Juan More Time Tequila Blanco

Juan More Time Tequila will have you calling for one more shot. Tradition is poured into every drop of Juan More Time Tequila Blanco, and you can taste the difference. This award-winning tequila is sweet and smooth, with lush notes of vanilla, butter and cocoa. But it’s the fresh spice finish that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Patrón Silver

There are few tequilas as immediately recognizable as Patrón. And Patrón Silver has earned its reputation as a go-to. When you fill your shot glasses with Patrón Silver, you’re getting a smooth and sweet shooter. This small batch tequila is filled with fruity and citrusy notes, and it’s punctuated by a light pepper finish.

Best Reposado Tequila

Reposado tequilas, AKA “rested,” are put into barrels for a minimum of two months, but shy of a year, where they adopt golden hues and oaky tones. 

Anteel Reposado Tequila

Eight months doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but in eight months, Anteel Reposado is completely transformed. Used Tennessee whiskey barrels give Anteel Tequila’s Reposado uncharted depths. Rich flavors pop up all over this tequila, tones of toasted oak, caramel, hazelnut and pops of pepper make Anteel Reposado great for shooting.

Casamigos Reposado Tequila

Time is a crucial piece of the Casamigos Tequila puzzle. Everything that goes into their Reposado is calculated. How long the agave grows, how long it’s roasted, fermented, aged. After the tireless process, you’re left with warm notes of dark fruit and spicy oak. Best to take your time with this shot, really enjoy it. 

El Nacimiento Tequila Reposado

El Nacimiento Tequila Reposado is a shot of tradition. El Nacimiento keeps time-tested methods at the center of their tequila-making process. Agave grown in volcanic soil, slow-cooking masonry kilns, and double distillation. Seven months in American oak barrels give it a golden hue and light hints of fruit and wood.

Here’s some fun tequila options…

For when you might like to try something different or maybe surprise a tequila lover with something a little out of the ordinary.

Butterfly Cannon Tequila Blue

Pour out some truly special shots with Butterfly Cannon Tequila Blue, also known as the color-changing tequila! Just add a splash of lime juice into your shot and watch your Butterfly Cannon Tequila transform!

Tequila Shot Gift Bundle

Don’t show up to the party empty handed, bring the party! This tequila gift bundle has everything you need. The bundle combines a set of stylish shot glasses and the intensely aromatic Azteca Azul Plata. One click and the party’s started!