In the current issue of Gourmet Live, contributor James Rodewald shares bartenders’ hangover remedies, including one from LeNell Smothers: a Prairie Oyster. This cocktail generally contains raw egg, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, but the other ingredients vary (you can find four Prairie Oyster recipe variations on Epicurious). So we asked Smothers to share her formula. Here’s how she does it:
LeNell Smothers’ Prairie Oyster
1 farm fresh egg
3 dashes Maggi Jugo (a Mexican “salsa inglesa” that can be substituted with whatever Worcestershire sauce you have on hand)
pinch of sea salt
1 twist of the pepper grinder
2 dashes Salsa Huichol (or Chipotle Tobasco)
Crack the egg into a shot glass if no one volunteers a belly button. Top with all other ingredients, and take down in one gulp.