If you party at my house, “shots” is the word.
I normally start everybody with something sweet, but strong, like Tequila Rose.
The next round will be a semi-strong concoction I’ve made up on the fly, like Amaretto, OJ, and Crown Royal.
The third round will be an easy, but tasty, shot, like coconut rum and pineapple juice. I normally shake the mixed shots with ice (always taste test and adjust them) and strain into the shot glasses.
Then I’ll serve something straight, like Jack Daniels. Mostly just the men take these shots, but you’ll get a rowdy girl in there sometimes.
Depending on how many people are present, I’ll have anywhere between 6 to 18 shot glasses on my tray. You can get 6 packs of 2 oz. shot glasses from Wal-Mart for a few bucks. Stock up on those, a shaker, strainer, ice, and some provisions before your next party and you’ll be all set.
If you’re having trouble coming up with shot variations, this chart will help.