Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Spicy Oyster Shooter

The end of Summer is steadily approaching and with that we will need to start switching up our drink and dinner menus to fit the season accordingly. With it being the 1st day of September that means that Oyster Season has officially begun. September is home to some great food holidays and today is actually National Wine Seasons 1st day as well as National Cherry Popover Day.

With the amount of days we have to spend laying out by the pool dwindling it is time to introduce to you, The Spicy Oyster Shooter. Playing out like a Bloody Mary mixed with the most delicate sushi, this drink is one that can’t be passed up on. I am sure many people will get nervous when they hear it has an actual oyster in it, but with the spicy cayenne pepper, pepper vodka and celery salt, this thing will taste better than drink you have consumed after biting into the freshest of hand made sushi rolls.

Enjoy this often as Oysters are good for you (and for your libido according to who you ask.)

Pepper-flavored vodka, kept in freezer (recommended: Absolut Pepper Vodka)
Freshly shucked oysters
Prepared spicy Bloody Mary mix
Thin slice of lime, for garnish
Celery salt, for garnish
Cayenne pepper, for garnish
Chives, diced fine

Pour vodka in a double shot glass or a molded ice glass just until it covers the bottom. 
Add 1 oyster to the glass and top off with spicy Bloody Mary mix.
Sprinkle with a dash of chives.
Garnish with lime.

You can make a spiced rim on the glass by dipping the rim into water and then dipping it into celery salt and cayenne.

No comments:

Post a Comment