Oyster Shooter

Ah… the appeal of the Oyster Shooter. Rich in micronutrients like copper, manganese, vitamin D, and zinc, as well as the antioxidant properties of the tomato juice and horseradish, this versatile quaff is practically a health shot! But, even better than that, this popular shooter, easily served as an appetizer, part of a seafood spread, or as a sexy nightcap with your partner, is high up on our list of sensual drinks that fall into the aphrodisiac category. We love it so much that we have added it to our Aphrodisiac Board for 2, a perfect treat to share with your partner for Valentine’s Day, or anytime you want to set a romantic, sensual mood.

Oyster Shooter Recipe


6 oz tomato juice
2 oz vodka
3 tsp prepared horseradish
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp hot sauce (Cholula or similar)
About 20 twists of fresh ground black pepper
4 fresh oysters on the half shell



  1. Add tomato juice, vodka, horseradish, hot sauce, and black pepper to shaker with ice.
  2. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  3. Pour into your favorite shot glasses.
  4. Enjoy alongside a fresh oyster.


Recipe by Zack Durkin / Styling, Photography, and Story by Star Laliberte

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