|Type||Mixed drink shooter/drink shot|
|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Served||Straight up; without ice|
|Standard drinkware||Rocks glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Mix carefully to avoid releasing the dissolved CO2.|
|Notes||If champagne is used instead of lemonade, the drink is known as a Slammer Royale|
A Tequila Slammer (known in Mexico as a muppet or mópet) is a cocktail served in a rocks glass. It is made with equal parts tequila and a carbonated beverage, often 7 Up, ginger ale, lemonade, or Mountain Dew (although the original mix was with lime-lemon Yoli—a soft drink from Acapulco—and in the mid-'80s the grapefruit-flavored soft drink Squirt was popular). Champagne can also be used, and this is called a Slammer Royale or Golden Slammer.
The drink gets its name from the way it is commonly consumed; the usual procedure is to leave about a fifth of the glass empty to allow the drink to fizz, then to hold one's hand over the top of the glass and then slam it onto a hard surface to mix it. The slamming action releases gas bubbles from the mixed drink causing it to foam vigorously. It will then quickly escape the glass if not imbibed immediately, the result (and intention) of which is swift intoxication and heartbreaking regret.
It can also be served with equal parts tequila, white wine (or champagne) and lemonade, creating a more potent, flavoursome mix.
A Mexican variant known as the "Tequila Boom-Boom" uses tequila, 7-Up (or Sprite) and Grenadine syrup.
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