Party-Time Oyster Shooters
Who invented the oyster shooter is lost in the mist of time, but that takes nothing away from their popularity as a party favorite. The combinations are endless, from the ever-popular and elegant Champagne shooter to the equally impressive Oyster Stout shooter. In both instances, one places an oyster in a shot glass and fills in the rest with his or her favorite sparkling wine or stout. (Guinness is the standard, but there is a seemingly endless supply of wonderful stouts and ales on the market to try.)
For the slightly more adventurous, try this one, gleaned from our contemporaries at the Hog Island Oyster Company, located 49 miles from San Francisco on Tomales Bay.
Oyster Shooters with Tequila and Lime
The Hog Island Oyster Lover’s Cookbook
© 2007 Ten Speed Press
- 3-4’ long Eastern oysters on the half shell, on a bed of crushed ice.
- Tabasco sauce.
- Fresh horseradish root, grated.
For each shooter, put an oyster into a shot glass and add one of the following: a few shakes of Tabasco sauce, a splash of tequila, a squeeze of a quartered lime, or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish. Shoot!
[My note: Don’t be shy experimenting. The tequila, lime, and dash of Tabasco is killer…]