6 Shots That Aren't Absolutely Disgusting

A guide for grown-ass women.

Look, there's really only one reason to do shots. But there are about a million reasons *not* to have that gross gag reflex and deal with the hellacious hangover afterwards. Your are an adult, which means it's time to put. the fuzzy navel. down.

Allow us to present a magical future in which shots actually, you know, taste good. Bookmark for your next bachelorette, save yourself the nose-pinching, thank us later.

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1 Jaguar Shot

Ingredients:

3/4 oz. Jägermeister

1/4 oz. Poire Williams (Eau De Vie)

Directions:

Pour the Poire Williams into a shot glass and add in the Jägermeister. You can serve it warm or give it a little stir, depending on your preference.

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2 ​Cruzan Caribbean Dream

Ingredients:

1 1/2 part Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum

1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 part Cream

Cinnamon

Maraschino Cherries

Directions:

Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and double strain into a shot glass. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and a speared maraschino cherry.

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3 The Irish Espresso

Ingredients:

½ part Tullamore D.E.W. Original

¼ part premium coffee liqueur

¼ part thickened fresh cream

Coffee beans to garnish

Directions:

Add Tullamore D.E.W. and coffee liqueur to a mixing glass. Stir and pour into shot glasses. Top each with fresh cream and garnish with coffee beans.

4 La Sangrita

Ingredients:

1 part 901 Tequila

1/2 part tomato juice

1/2 part orange juice

Minced green chile

Dash grenadine

Directions:

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain neat into shooter-style glass.

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5 Hot and Cold Shot

Ingredients:

1 oz elit vodka

¼ oz lime juice

Cucumber slice

Hot sauce

Directions:

Shake vodka and lime juice with ice and strain. Garnish with cucumber slice with hot sauce on top.

6 Birthday Cake Milkshake Shot

Ingredients:

Birthday cake ice cream (melted) OR milkshake batter (recipe below)

Makers Mark

Ingredients for milkshake batter:

Heavy cream

Milk

Eggs

Sugar

Birthday cake batter

Directions for milkshake batter:

Bring heavy cream and milk to boil. Once at boil temper in egg yolks and bring to nappe. Cool ice cream in ice bath, burr mix in birthday cake batter. Spin beakers of ice cream and whisk in 2 cups of Makers Mark Whisky

Directions to build shot:

Dip top of the shot glass in a little corn syrup and then in non peril sprinkles. Fill shot glass to the top with milkshake mix and a straw. Serve cold.

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