To begin with, the Prairie Fire shooter is not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach, so if you find yourself feeling a little apprehensive by this point, you should probably reconsider. However, if you have some fire in your belly, and a strong desire to explore the dangerous and forbidden, the Prairie Fire is the shooter for you. Made of fiery ingredients like tequila and Tabasco sauce, this shooter is great fun, and an adventurous option in comparison to the usual, run-of-the-mill shooters. The drink can be tailored to suit individual preferences for spiciness – these can be adjusted by tinkering with the amount of Tabasco sauce added to the shooter.
Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: Serves 1 person
Utensils: Shot glass or sherry glass, stirrer
- 1 oz good quality tequila
- 3 dashes Tabasco hot sauce
- Lime or lemon wedge for garnishing purposes
Place serving glass in refrigerator
Start by placing the serving glass in the refrigerator, to make sure it is completely chilled by the time you pour in the Prairie Fire shooter and serve it. Since shooters are extremely potent, they are usually served in small quantities and downed in one go, so it is best to use a small type of bar glass for this – e.g. a shot glass, or a sherry glass.
Pour in tequila and Tabasco hot sauce
Now, once the glass is sufficiently chilled, remove it from the refrigerator, and pour in 1 oz of good quality ice-cold tequila, and 3 dashes of chilled Tabasco hot sauce. If you want, you can reduce or increase the quantity of Tabasco sauce used.
Stir the cocktail
Now stir the cocktail, using a stirring rod, for around 10 to 15 seconds, until all the components have been thoroughly mixed. Make sure the tequila and Tabasco haven’t separated into their own individual layers within the glass.
Garnish the cocktail
Then, proceed to garnish your Prairie Fire shooter with a lime or lemon wedge. Drinkers can pull this wedge off, and squeeze it into the drink to add a sour kick to the already spicy and potent concoction.
Take courage, and swallow your shooter in one go. While the heat isn’t enough to kill anybody, you might want to keep a fire extinguisher or a glass of ice-cold water handy.