TEQUILA LIME SHRIMP RECIPEAs you may be aware, Mexico is experiencing an unprecedented lime shortage! Bars and restaurants may soon cut back on lime service and U.S. consumers now may be paying upwards of 53 cents for a single lime. With the pending Cinco de Mayo holiday and summer cocktails on the horizon, Hornitos Tequila has some survival tips to get your readers through this difficult time and learn to live without the lime.

Here are some top tips for surviving the lime shortage:

  • Add a dash of Hornitos – Replace the lime in your favorite Mexican beer with a Hornitos Lime Shot for an extra kick of festive flavor
  • Switch up the garnish – Now is not the time to decorate your water or soft drinks with a lime. Great creative and squeeze and orange into your soft drinks for a twist. Or go savory and garnish with pickled jalapeños.
  • Get creative with your cooking – Substitute Hornitos Lime Shot in your favorite recipes for all the lime flavor you could ask for.
  • Cue the Cucumber – For a refreshing treat, soak cucumbers in ice water overnight for a light flavored water beverage that is an alternative to water and lime.
  • Tequila shots live on ­– Hornitos Lime Shot elevates the salt + tequila + lime ritual by combining premium Hornitos Plata 100% agave liquid with the flavor of refreshing lime and a hint of salt for a sinfully smooth and approachable shot.


  • 1lb. large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup Hornitos Lime Shot
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • ¾ cup crema or sour cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, toss shrimp with green onions and ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper.
  2. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and add Hornitos Lime Shot, and increase heat to medium high.
  4. Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite Tequila.
  5. Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in crema.
  7. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.

The Hornitos family of tequilas keeps Don Francisco Javier Sauza’s legacy alive, using the same high standards to cultivate the best and most flavorful agaves, molding them into premium tequilas that everyone can enjoy. He brought the celebrated spirit to new heights with the agave-robust Reposado, broke the rules to create a crystalline Plata, went above and beyond tequila standards to make an ultra smooth and aromatic Añejo, revolutionized the shot occasion with Lime Shot, and now his legacy lives on with our latest innovation Hornitos Black Barrel — reinforcing that Hornitos is Not Just Any Tequila.

About Hornitos Lime Shot
Hornitos Tequila is revolutionizing the shot occasion with Hornitos Lime Shot. This innovative spirit has elevated the salt + tequila + lime ritual by combining the premium Hornitos Plata 100% blue agave tequila with the flavor of refreshing lime and a hint of salt into a single shot — reinforcing that Hornitos  is Not Just Any Tequila. Hornitos Lime Shot is currently available nationwide with a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. For more information on Hornitos Tequila, please visit www.HornitosTequila.com, like us on Facebook.com/HornitosTequila, or follow us on Twitter @Hornitos and Instagram @Hornitostequila.