Girly shots are very important to know in my opinion, especially if you're out with an esoteric group. While I have no problem with straight shots of anything, my best friend prefers not to (he's an old frat guy) and most people that I hang out with would usually rather buy mixed drinks if they're not drinking beer. It's important that they taste and look exceptional in the sense they fill the void between the three previously mentioned options (wine people don't do shots, or not at the same place), because a few rounds of shots can get expensive, and no one really gets buzzed off them anyway. It's really more of a social thing. That said, these are two of my tested favorites, and always go over well. If you have any of your own, please feel free to share. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: 1:1 pineapple juice and vanilla vodka, and a splash of amaretto, shaken. After pouring, slide a little grenadine down the side of the glass so it sinks to the bottom... it looks cool, like a pineapple upside-down cake! Dirty Girl Scout: There are multiple variations on this (as with above, but not as many). The best in my opinion is 1:1:1:1 Kahlua, Baileys, crème de menthe (green looks better) and vodka, shaken. Tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream.