How Do You Take a Shot of Alcohol?

To take a shot of alcohol, fill a standard shot glass that holds 1.5 ounces to just below the rim with liquor, and drink the shot glass of alcohol by swallowing the contents quickly. You can fill the shot glass with vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila or another hard liquor.

  1. Get a shot glass and hard liquor

    Get a shot glass, which normally holds 1.5 ounces, and a hard (or distilled) liquor of your choice.

  2. Fill the glass

    Fill the shot glass to just below the rim.

  3. Drink quickly

    Take one gulp, preferably, to empty the glass. You can follow the liquor with a chaser, such as soda, but this is not required.