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This Tequila Shot Claims To Cure All Ills, Really Just Ruins Your Day


Every once in a while, you’ll hear about a secret, cure-all remedy that will take away your cold, your depression, and somehow even get rid of your syphilis. Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach claims to have such a remedy with it’s “No You’re Not” shot.

The shot consists of Kosher salt, dry pico de gallo, two ounces of anejo tequila, and a lime-covered glass rim. After mixing all that together, the drink is heated, with and additional lime spritz to top it off.

Sounds simple, right? Nothing crazy. But like most medicine, it doesn’t go down quite as easily.


Our Worst Shots Ever team went down to the bar and tried this shot. By the time they chugged it, they immediately regretted it, and both wanted to quit the show.

“It’s like when you’re a kid, and you don’t want to take medicine, but you do it anyway, because you know it’ll help you get better,” Our own Rudy Cheney said. “It felt like that, except this shot doesn’t help you get better. At all.”

Go ahead and laugh at their pain below and if you’re ever feeling sick, go ahead and try one of these shots yourself. See if it helps.