Oysters and alcohol are a natural pairing. They make for a luxurious combination with champagne, and pair well with the white wines grown in the oyster shell-rich Loire Valley. So why not put them together in an oyster shooter?
The traditional oyster shooter features vodka and a dash of Tabasco and/or lemon juice. The next most common options is not a big departure from the usual cocktail sauce in the form of a Bloody Mary shooter.
At raw bars all over town bartenders are adding cocktails to the briny delicacies on the half shell. With takes on classic shots to classic cocktails, shooters are getting more exciting. Find them at seafood-focused restaurants like Hank's Oyster Bar and Brine, or in less intuitive locations like Founding Farmers. Some places, like Eat the Rich and Rappahannock Oyster Bar, even have multiple varieties from which to choose.
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