Vodka Oyster Shooters

Oyster Shooters on Ice

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving

Oysters have long been considered an aphrodisiac, so what better to serve as a simple and playful appetizer for a romantic meal for two? Even if you aren't a believer in the power of food to stimulate desire, oysters are an especially lavish appetizer for any seafood lover, and these oyster shooters with vodka make for a fun start to a meal. Enjoy them with cocktails, other delicious appetizers, or on their own. 


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Assemble your ingredients. How many oysters you need will depend on how many shooters you plan to make. Just note that you'll need a shot glass for each.

  3. Add the oyster to the glass and top with the sauce and vodka.

  4. Shoot and enjoy!


  • Oysters can be challenging to shuck and require a special knife, so it is best to get them open and on the half-shell from the fish market.
  • If you don't have enough shot glasses to prepare several servings, try setting up the ingredients so that you and your guest can make your own shooters, reusing their shot glass with each serving. If making these shooters ahead of time, garnish each shot with a fresh lemon wedge and serve on ice.

Recipe Variations

  • Want a little extra kick? Add more horseradish to your cocktail sauce or even a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
  • Want less kick? Substitute the cocktail sauce for tomato juice.