Oyster Shooter

According to Wikipeda, the common name oyster is used for a number of different groups of bivalve mollusks, most of which live in marine habitats or brackish water. True oysters or edible oysters are incapable of making gem-quality pearls. Oysters are a favorite among exotic foods and were an important food source in all coastal areas where they could be found.

Did you know that the Hebrews consider them unclean food? Oyster were once the staple food of the poor and now it is a luxury of the rich. They were even considered an aphrodisiac. And now, oyster is a shooter. Weird? I once saw this in a bar's beverage list. It's a Bloody Mary served in a shot glass with one plump oyster. I didn't have the nerve to try it.

In the Philippines, this shooter is called Hala Bira! How to drink this? Bottoms up! Don't chew on the oyster, eat it whole, but if you're really up to it go ahead and chew.

If you want to serve this drink on your next party, here's the recipe...


1 dozen oysters or more, raw or blanched, chilled
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
2 tsps. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco sauce, as desired
rock salt
peppercorn, freshly ground
1/2 lemon
12 shot glass/measures of vodka about 1 1/2 cups)
12 shot glasses


Place one oyster per shot glass
Arrange on a serving tray and chill.
In a pitcher, combine all remaining ingredients. Stir and chill.
When it's shooting time, fill each oyster shot glass with the Bloody Mary and serve.


MaR said…
Quite interesting although I am not very fond of oysters, unlike my husband and son!!
Anonymous said…
I think they sound gross! How is this considered a delacasy (sp)?
junglemama said…
You couldn't pay me to try one. But I enjoyed all the info on oysters.
Anonymous said…
eck...water nalang dear:) ehehe
jana said…
love oyster but never try the shooter, hmmm, why not try...