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7 Tequila Shots That Aren’t Just Lime and Salt

Whether you want to spice up your weekly Taco Tuesday or you're celebrating a special occasion, these tasty tequila shots are just what your night is missing.

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Margarita Jell-O ShotsCourtesy Bread Booze Bacon

Margarita Jell-O Shots

Convert one of our favorite margarita recipes into a Jell-O shot. Keep it classic like Bread Booze Bacon does with lime juice and sweet and sour mix or get creative with the flavor and add fresh fruit or different juices.

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Fried Tequila ShotsCourtesy Lemons for Lulu

Fried Tequila Shots

From state fair-style Oreos to chicken, frying makes everything taste better—including tequila, apparently! This recipe from Lemons for Lulu will teach you how to do just that (and it involves booze-soaked angel food cake). Just make sure you avoid making these common deep-frying mistakes.

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Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots

Fun fact: While they look like mini watermelons, there’s actually no watermelon in the shots created by Kirbie’s Cravings. Instead, they’re made with strawberry Jell-O that’s poured into empty lime rinds and then topped with black sesame seeds to finish off the adorable effect.

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Paloma Pink Grapefruit Shots

You want a paloma (which is one of the classic Mexican drinks everyone should know)—but you don’t want an entire cocktail. The solution? This pretty pink shot version from Take Two Tapas, which features pink grapefruit juice and a Himalayan salt rim.

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Soul Taker ShotsCourtesy Mix That Drink

Soul Taker Shots

The name says it all. This is not a shot for the faint of heart! A potent—yet pleasing—combo of vodka, tequila and amaretto, the Soul Taker from Mix That Drink is super easy to mix up (and adjust for a crowd) as it’s just equal parts of each liquor.

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Salted Lime Tequila ShootersCourtesy Sweet C

Salted Lime Tequila Shooters

Tequila and lime go together like peanut butter and jelly—which is why these shots created by Sweet C’s will be a crowd favorite. They’re even served right in the lime rind (instead of a glass) with a sprinkle of salt on top.

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Tequila Sunrise Jell-O ShotsCourtesy Happiness is Homemade

Tequila Sunrise Jell-O Shots

To make these tequila sunrise shots from Happiness is Homemade, you’ll need orange and cherry Jell-O, orange and cherry juices and of course, maraschino cherries and orange slices for the garnish. Wondering what else you can mix with tequila? Here are some of our favorites mixers.

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Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.