Referring to a small drink of around one ounce, shooters can come in many different forms. Either drunk on their own or as a ‘chaser’ to a longer drink such as beer, they are often downed in one gulp and can consist of just one straight spirit or can be a miniature mixed drink of their own. Served in small shot or Sherry glasses, bartenders across the world have shown just how creative you can be with just a few dashes of alcohol and a tiny glass.
With great names and made with any number of spirits, there really is a shot for everyone.
Whether you fancy a straight up spirit like a Tequila Slammer with salt and lime either side of it, a carefully layered number of liqueurs like a B-52 or a drink with added drama like a Flaming Sambuca (the clue is in the name!) there are so many different shooters to try.
Make sure your drinks cabinet is ready for any occasion, and that means one that requires a round of shooters. Stock up on essential base spirits, flavoured liqueurs and mixers to give you lots of different options to try out.