This classic shooter is a simple two-ingredient eye-opener made with whiskey or moonshine and a vinegary hot sauce like Tabasco. Cocktail historians believe the Prairie Fire was invented in the American Midwest as a punishment for patrons that lost bar bets. But that doesn’t mean it can’t also be enjoyed as a spicy reward.
- Pour the white lightning (or other whiskey) into a shot glass.
- Float the hot sauce on top of the liquor.
- Shoot it.
If you love the briny, vegetal savoriness of pickles, this two-part shot may become your new go-to shooter at the bar. A happy accident created at the Bushwick Country Club in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, the Pickleback shot is credited to bartender Reggie Cunningham. Legend has it that a customer requested a glass of pickle juice—McClure’s pick...