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.