Love it or hate it, tequila is a very popular choice when it's time to get a round of shots in.
The alcohol is typically accompanied by a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime to try and take the edge off but if you're not a fan of strong flavours, then chances are you're not going to enjoy it and will likely pull a very unimpressed face after completing the routine.
In spite of this, I'm sure many of us have been swayed into knocking back a shot or three of it every now and again, often from a bottle of Sierra.
The brand is a common one in UK supermarkets and stands out from other bottles all thanks to the little sombrero featured on top of the lid; red for the clear Blanco tequila and gold for the golden Tequila Reposado. It's a cute addition which, if it doesn't go straight in the bin, makes for a fun tiny hat to balance on your head in-between shots.
Apparently that's not it's only use, though. Twitter user Jack changed the lives of many people when he took to the platform to announce the hat could actually be used to help put salt around the rim of your glass, as is often the case with the Margaritas - a tequila-based cocktail.
An image of this use showed salt having been poured in to the little rim of the tequila hat, into which a shot glass had then been dipped.
I was today years old when I realised the sombrero on top of the bottle of tequila was so you could salt your glass pic.twitter.com/VlOCxx9t4V— Jack (@J4CKMULL) June 19, 2020
Alongside the picture, he wrote: "I was today years old when I realised the sombrero on top of the bottle of tequila was so you could salt your glass."
Jack actually first shared the revelation in June 2020 - perhaps when worldwide lockdowns left him with more time to investigate the actual purpose of the hat - but it remains just as useful now that we're allowed to socialise and buy shots for one another again.
Jack called out everyone who was naive about the use of the sombrero as he added another tweet which read: "Don't even lie, you know you all thought it was just a cute little sombrero for your bottle."
I thought it was just a cute sombrero to put on your pet rat or something— JOKSIE (@JoksieA) June 19, 2020
People weren't ashamed to admit that was very much the case, though, with one person saying the revelation 'changes the entire game' and another adding: "Everyday y’all teach me something new."
So there you have it; no more messing about pouring salt on the table just to feel fancy with it around the rim of your shot glass. Of course, if you're looking to lick salt off your hand before downing the shot, you'll have to resort to the old fashioned method of just sprinkling it on and seeing what sticks.