Tequila isn’t one to stand back. You’ll always find it in the thick of things, adding spark to any party. Now imagine that spark turned up till it became molten hot. That would be one heck of a party!


Imagine no longer. We’re about to introduce you to the Olmeca Tequila Rim of Fire. This tequila shot is easy to make but hard to forget. At its heart it’s simple. It’s tequila, lime, and now wait for the hot stuff, chili powder and Tabasco sauce. It’s enough to make you embark on a fiery affair!


The Olmeca Rim of Fire is of the same ilk as other drinks with Tabasco. These are crazy hot drinks, which go by equally crazy names like Prairie Fire, Hot Shot Shooter, and Scorpion Tongue. So be warned: this Tabasco shot is for the most adventurous of drinkers.


Ingredients for Our Tabasco Shot

Tequila with chili is generally thought to have emerged in Midwest America in the 1970’s but a brief search online shows that Mexicans have been drinking fiery tequila for some time, even adding jalapenos.


Let’s start with the ingredients:

  • 1 shot Olmeca Reposado or Gold Tequila
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Lime Juice

And, of course, you’ll also need a brave heart!



How to Make Tequila with Tabasco Shots

So, now you have all your ingredients for alcohol with chili. Don’t worry, no advanced degree is required to make it. This recipe is simple, as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Rim the shot glass with chili powder and lime juice.
  2. Pour in the tequila and Tabasco sauce.
  3. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Tips for Making a Perfect Tabasco Shot

If you are up for a tabasco shot, you don’t want to end up with your tongue on fire, right? And that’s why we bring you some tips you should have in mind when drinking one of these.

  • Don’t overdo it with hot sauce. One would think that adding too much hot sauce to any drink will upset its balance. But the Tabasco shot is not like other drinks. It’s, generally, there to spice things up or to see how much heat you can manage. We say ‘generally,’ because it depends on the quality of the tequila you use. The better the quality, like Olmeca, the better the drink.
  • Have something on hand to cool your mouth. Now, while ice water will give you temporary relief, you want something that lasts a little longer. Keep a wedge of a lime aside or crunch into a tortilla chip or piece of bread. Ahh! The relief!
  • Enjoy it responsibly. Yes, you’re here for the party, and to laugh at, and with, your friends, as they drink Tabasco shots, but don’t be that annoying friend and empty half the bottle of Tabasco in your mate’s shot –especially if they don’t like the hot stuff.

chili shot


When is the Best Time to Drink Tabasco Shots?

Well, you probably wouldn’t drink Tabasco shots in the Sahara, but there are a million occasions you can knock back the fiery stuff. Here are just some of our favourite ideas.

  • Mexican party with friends. Hola, amigos! Want a beeeeg night out? Don your sombreros, ponchos, and bandanas, and throw a party with tequila Tabasco shots!
  • Try it as a side drink while eating nachos with guacamole for a more civil affair.
  • At any bachelor party. It may be “Goodbye Bachelor”, but it is “Hello Tabasco Shots”! This fiery drink will be the drink of the night.
  • The coldest day of the year (that’s around 23 July) will have an even colder night to heat up. Stoke up the heat with this sizzling hot water bottle.
  • Angels and Devils parties, although there’s no doubt who will be choosing the fire and brimstone drink!



How Strong Are These Tabasco and Tequila Shots?

No prizes for guessing these tequila Tabasco shots are not for the faint hearted. First of all you have to handle the hot chili taste. And don’t forget, the more hot sauce you use, the hotter it gets.


But also remember that the base of this volcano is tequila. For alcohol content of alcoholic drinks with Tabasco, you’re looking at the strength of the tequila, which is about 37 percent ABV (74 proof).


So don’t get carried away. Too many of these bad boys will lead to complete drunkenness and wicked hangovers. So pace yourself and have a lighter drink in between shots.



Best Tequila for Our Tabasco Shots Recipe

You need a sure-fire winner of a tequila to make these shots as smooth as molten lava. Olmeca Tequila is a real player, as it is made of blue weber agave from the Los Altos highlands of Jalisco, in Mexico.


The best one to look out for is Olmeca Tequila Reposado. It may be fruity, sweet, and slightly woody, aged in ex-bourbon casks for at least 5 months, but it’s the ideal base for your Tabasco shot.


You’ll also love Olmeca Gold. This is perfect for the Olmeca Rim of Fire Shot. Blended by Jesús Hernandez with a unique mix of young and aged tequilas, this one is liquid gold!


So, prepare the engines and blast off with the Olmeca Rim of Fire!

Enjoy More Tequila!!