We've learned to attach some semblance of wariness to every one of these "all-inclusive" drinks that have been ending up in our laps. After all, this is coming from the guy who unsuccessfully brewed coffee with vodka and once pounded a snow-laced mojito.
But despite a website that delivers a cacophony of dubstep and generally frightening party sounds, Hornitos Lime Shotgets the science right with a 70-proof tequila that's blended with lime and salt that could theoretically put an end to hand-made shots.
We love shots as much as the next omniscient Internet entity, but it's thoroughly not fun putting together a tequila shot with training wheels—no one has limes on hand at all times, and that is a fact. Lime Shot is made from 100% blue agave tequila and is one of Hornitos' five new flavors, which includes the whiskey barrel-aged sluice, Black Barrel.
The stuff holds up, too. It's light, dry, smooth, and not overly salty. Does Hornitos' new take on the tequila shot mean the end of limes forever? We don't want to cause a panic that results in a horrific surplus of limes but...yes, limes are out. Start panicking.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and his least favorite citrus fruit, by far, is the orange.