Woman Shares Hack for Easily Downing Shots Using Surprising Product

We all have that one fun-loving friend who ensures there is tray of shots heading to the table on a night out.

If you enjoy the buzz from knocking back neat liquor but find the process hard to swallow, two women on TikTok have shared their novel solution.

Posting to the video-sharing app on May 22, Anyia Flecha shared a method for ensuring shots travel smoothly down your gullet—and all you need is a spritz of perfume.

No, don't worry, you don't actually have to taste your favorite scent, but instead the text overlaying the video reads: "So apparently if you spray perfume on your wrist and sniff it before taking a shot it blocks it out!!!"

Flecha and her friend can be seen in the footage standing in a kitchen, looking glammed up in preparation for a night out.

The two spray perfume on their wrists, then inhale it before downing a shot of a clear spirit.

Instead of them contorting their faces like most do after necking a shot, the pair look at each other in amazement that the trick works.

Flecha captioned the video, which can be viewed here, writing: "No... Y'all need to try this if not already we was sooooooooo confused we thought it wasn't gonna work peep us #shotoclock #shot #shothack #fyp."

The interesting hack has so far been viewed more than 8.3 million times and surpassed 1.5 million likes.


No... Yall need to try this if not already😂we was sooooooooo confused we thought it wasnt gonna work peep us 😭😂 #shotoclock #shot #shothack #fyp

♬ original sound - Anyia Flecha

Many people flooded the comments section to share their views on the method.

One TikTok user, Bored_AF394, wrote: "low key wanna try but also love the taste of tequila and regret."

Another person, User6713294883270, added: "I will now be able to handle shots."

Levi's Little asked: "Just me that drinks shots like water?"

Livvie Phillips also shared her technique for handling liquor, writing: "Pineapple juice straight after tequila best thing ever."

Lauren Wilson stated: "This could be a game changer."

Chiarakean asked: "Really confused as to what you mean by 'blocks it out.' I'm not down with the kids."

To this, another TikToker, Siobhan Christian, clarified: "Means you can't taste it or it's not as bad."

But why exactly does this hack work? Well, according to Science World: "Our sense of smell in responsible for about 80 percent of what we taste.

"Without our sense of smell, our sense of taste is limited to only five distinct sensations: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and the newly discovered 'umami' or savory sensation. All other flavours that we experience come from smell."

This means that if we are smelling something else, our sense of taste will be muted. Better pack your perfume next time you go to a party!

A group drinking shots at a bar
A stock image of a group of people about to take shots at a bar. In a viral TikTok video two women claim spraying perfume makes neat liquor more palatable. Getty Images