Oyster shooters make a great appetizer. Hey, they combine oysters and liquor- what else can one ask for? We like to serve them when we have a small dinner party since they taste especially good when freshly shucked. But you can cheat and purchase a pint of oysters as well; the flavor just won’t be as intense.
Oyster Shooters are simple, yet versatile. We usually prefer vodka over mezcal or añejo tequila, but it all tastes great. You can add horseradish, tabasco, lemon, hot sauce, or a combination of all of these ingredients to the shot glass. Go ahead and experiment! Below is my personal favorite oyster shooter recipe. Sophia prefers tabasco or horseradish for her oyster shooters.
Ingredients (serves 4):
Note: We are close to the end of oyster season in Texas. These oysters were purchased and the shots were prepared earlier this spring. Be sure and ask your local fish monger if they would currently advise their consumption raw.