Are you ready to enjoy some tequila shots and Cantaritos? If yes, then you are in the right place. Mexican Cantaritos are one of the best ways to enjoy tequila. This iconic Mexican drink is a refreshing mix of orange juice, lime juice, salt, and the incomparable taste of tequila. If you want to give a special touch to your party, you should definitely consider the Cantarito as your drink of choice. Shots with tequila and Cantaritos are the perfect combination for a fun and memorable night.

Let’s take a closer look at the history and origins of the delicious Cantaritos drink, explore how it’s made, and how to enjoy it. We can also compare it to other popular tequila shots to help you decide which drink will best suit your next party.


Tequila shots – the best way to drink tequila?

Tequila shots have been a popular drinking tradition for decades. Though some may argue that there are other ways to enjoy tequila, nothing quite compares to the thrill of taking a shot with friends. The ritual involves licking salt off your hand, downing the shot, and then sucking on a lime wedge.

One reason why tequila shots are so popular is how quickly they can be consumed. Sipping tequila cocktails can take time and patience, but shots offer an immediate rush of flavor that hits you all at once. Plus, it’s much easier to keep track of how much you’ve had when you’re taking discrete shots as opposed to sipping from a larger glass.

Another reason why tequila shots are great is that they are incredibly versatile in their preparation compared to the common long drink that requires more ingredients.

Ultimately, whether tequila shots are the best way to drink this beloved spirit depends on personal preference. But one thing is certain – if you want to get the party started and have some fun with friends, there’s no better choice than a classic round of Olmeca tequila shots!


How to make a tequila shot

To make a tequila shot, you’ll need a few key ingredients: good quality tequila, salt and fresh lime. First, take your shot glass and moisten the rim with a wedge of fresh lime. Then dip it into a small bowl of salt to coat the rim with just enough salt.

Next up, pour an ounce or two of Olmeca Tequila into the prepared shot glass. For best results, choose high-quality tequila to ensure that you enjoy every sip of your drink.

Once you’ve poured in your desired amount of tequila, grab another slice of fresh lime and hold it firmly between your thumb and index finger. Lick some salt from the rim as well as some off your hand before taking a quick swig from the slice.

Down that delicious shot! The mix of salty tanginess from the rimmed glass followed by the smooth yet fiery sensation makes for an unforgettable experience.

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Iconic tequila shots to try with your friends

As we have seen, tequila shots are perfect for the daring and those who are looking to experience an unforgettable party! If you’re a fan of trying new things and going above and beyond, these tequila shots are the perfect way to keep the party going.

Green Shot: Apple Juice and Tequila.
Pineapple Tequila Shot: A Tropical Shot.
Cucumber Tequila Shot: Simple And Delicious.


Origin of The Cantarito

The Cantarito originated in the same place as tequila, in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. In fact, the origins of this cocktail can be traced back to Amatitán, Jalisco. Here you can also find the remains of one of the nation’s oldest tequila factories.

It is in the state of Jalisco where the blue agave plant is bountifully grown and used to make the iconic Mexican spirit. Here they enjoy the best shots of tequila and the residents have long mixed the drink with other flavors to create new cocktails, such as the Cantarito.


What Does a Cantarito Cocktail Consist Of?

The reason why so many people love this cocktail is the simplicity of its ingredients and the refreshing feeling you get when drinking it. Made in clay containers, this cocktail features tequila, grapefruit and orange juice, club soda, lime juice, and plenty of ice.

Because of its popularity, there are multiple variations of this drink that you can enjoy. The classic version is our favorite, but you can of course add your own twist.


Reasons to Fall In Love With Cantaritos

There is so much to love about the OJ cocktail that birthed the famous Paloma. For us, it is the flavor profile and the way it perfectly balances sweet and bitter to deliver a smooth finish. Beyond this, the freshness it delivers makes it the perfect complement for warm afternoons with friends. The clay container keeps it cooler longer, although the drink is so tasty that it may not last long in your cup!

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How To Prepare This Legendary Drink

When the Cantarito calls, here is what you’ll need, and how to prepare it:



  • 1 oz Olmeca Gold tequila
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2oz orange juice
  • 2 limes
  • Grapefruit soda to fill
  • 1 slice of lime
  • 1 slice of orange
  • 1 slice grapefruit
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt
  • Clay container (a long glass is fine if you don’t have a clay cup)
  • Stirring spoon


Begin by rubbing a slice of lime around the rim of the container, and then dipping it into salt to rim the container
Fill the container with ice cubes
Add the fruit slices and stir the mixture
Pour in the Olmneca tequila and stir again
Top up with grapefruit soda and add a pinch of salt
Give your mixture a final stir and add a lime wedge


Top Tips

Try not to leave the drink for too long, as the fruit will begin to absorb the mixture.
Eat the fruit afterward to make the most of this delightful concoction.
If you don’t have grapefruit soda, use club soda with extra slices of grapefruit.


When To Enjoy Your Cantarito

Cantaritos are always delicious, so you can enjoy the cocktail whenever you like. With this being said, they really are best enjoyed in hot weather. For best results, make a bigger batch to ensure that you have plenty of drinks to keep you going all day.


Cantaritos or Tequila Shots?

Cantaritos are classic Mexican cocktails that are perfect for any gathering. They feature tequila, grapefruit and orange juice, club soda, lime juice, and plenty of ice. Shots have been a popular drinking tradition for decades and are a great way to enjoy tequila. Both drinks offer a unique flavor experience and can be enjoyed at any party with friends!