Bartenders Reveal the Top 3 Shots You Should Never Accept From a Stranger

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Going out to the bar and having a good time with friends is something that everyone likes to do. There's nothing like throwing back a few good drinks with a few good friends. Not to mention, going out to the bar can be a great opportunity to meet new people, as well.

Going To The Bar Leaves You Open To Getting a Few New Drinks

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Whenever you go out to the bar, it's the biggest possibility that you'll have someone who comes up to you and tries to buy you a drink. If not a drink, definitely a shot—if it's one of those nights.

Most People Will Usually Throw Back Any Shot

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Having someone else buy a round of shots for the table is a regular thing at the bar, and most people won't question what is in their glass.

However, There Are Some Shots You Want to Avoid

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According to some bartenders on TikTok, there are definitely a few shots you want to stay away from. If someone at the bar orders any of these, say absolutely not and keep it moving.

First Up, The Tapeworm Shot

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The "Tapeworm Shot" is just as gross as its name is. The tapeworm shot is stocked up with vodka, mayonnaise, and Tobasco sauce. It also looks absolutely disgusting, too. It's the mayo. Pass.

The Liquid Steak

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The Liquid Steak is something that no one is going to want to have after having a steak because it will cause the steak to come right back up. This shot is just Bacardi and Worcestershire sauce.

The Smoker's Cough

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Not quite sure who would want to order this one, but the Smoker's Cough is a shot that would make anyone gag. This one is Jäger and not only mayonnaise but warm mayonnaise.

People Online Were Confused As To Why Anyone Would Order These

People in the TikTok comments shared that they truly feel as though these drinks are grossly named, and definitely would not want to order them simply based on the names.

To Help You Out, Here Are Some Shots That Are Better To Order

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If you're looking for a good shot to impress your friends, look no further. Here are some solid bartender-recommended shots that will be winning the hearts of everyone at the party.

The Mind Eraser

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If your friends are into espresso martinis as of late, you can keep the coffee flavors coming with this shot. It comes with coffee liqueur or Kahlúa, vodka, club soda, or lemon-lime soda. Bottoms up!

Cherry Cheesecake

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The Cherry Cheesecake shot is good for the sweet tooth of the friend group. It's made with vanilla, cherry vodka, grenadine, cranberry juice, or pineapple. 

The Tootsie Roll

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If you want to recreate your childhood, order one of these at the bar. It's made with caramel flavors, orange juice, coffee, and chocolate liqueur.

The Pineapple Upsidedown

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This shot is made with vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, and grenadine. It's sweet and savory.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Snack time or drink—you decide. It's made with black raspberry liqueur, peanut butter whiskey or Irish cream, and optional raspberries. 

The Bazooka Joe

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This simple and layered shot is Bailey’s Irish cream, crème de banana liqueur, and blue curacao.