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Watch more Bar Life & the Art of Drinking videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to do a shot without looking like a wuss. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Step 1: Whiskey, tequila, and vodka are all classic choices. Don't embarrass yourself by doing shots of Irish cream. Tip Don't waste a fine scotch or top-shelf tequila on shots. The whole point of a shot is to not taste what you're downing. Step 2: Measure 1? ounces into a shot glass. Step 3: For best results, sit or stand at a bar so you'll have something to slam your glass onto after downing your shot. Step 4: Doing a shot should be dramatic. If nobody's watching, what's the point? Make a toast to attract attention. Buy a round if you have to. Tip For tequila shots, sprinkle a little salt between your thumb and forefinger and lick it off just before doing the shot. Step 5: Raise the glass to your lips. Tip head and glass back together in one motion. Let the liquor flow down, bypassing your taste buds as much as possible. Enjoy the burning sensation. Step 6: If desired, follow with an icy chaser. Beer is a time-honored choice after bourbon. Cola will do in a pinch. Tip For tequila shots, take a bite of lime just after downing the shot. Step 7: Repeat the process. Get someone else to buy this time. Did You Know? Did you know? In 1964 Congress declared bourbon the "official spirit" of the United States.
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