Say what? I found myself thinking:
¿Qué rayos es un tequilero?
What the heck is a tequilero?
I had no idea what the heck a tequilero was, but as soon as she showed them to me it all made sense.
That's right, a shot glass is called a tequilero. A glass made for drinking tequila.
There were even tequileros that were even more, ummm, how shall we say, interesting.
A shot glass can also go by another name you may find surprising. And that name would be caballito. If you don't know,a caballito is a little horse, or maybe even horsey. Don't ask me why it's called a caballito, sometimes you just have to accept things and move on. But if any of you have the answer I'd love to hear it. You may also see it referred to as a caballito tequilero.
For those of you who drink, you'll also find it useful to know that you can order your tequila shot by saying...
Cantinero, un caballito de tequila
Bartender, a shot of tequila
You can actually put the liquor of your choice after "caballito de".
And since we're talking about the word caballito, it also has a few other meanings worth mentioning.
This is a caballito de mar.
These are also caballitos:
Remember those? Nothing like a flashback to the good old days right?
And lastly, this one should come as no surprise.
Well, that's it for today.
Espero que te sirva, chao.