There are two schools of thought when it comes to the shot. My dear friend from across the pond Pip likes to make fun of American shots. Apparently in the UK a shot is just that. A shot glass full of a hard liquor, designed to overwhelm your liver and thus speed the rate of intoxication. Like medicine, a shot isn’t supposed to taste good or be pretty. If you are not grimacing when you are done swallowing your aren’t doing it right. But this is America. In America we like our movies to have happy endings, our drinks to be cold, and our teeth to be perfect. The most popular shots in the US are really mini-cocktails that are designed to mask the flavor of alcohol and get young women abandon their better judgement as quickly as possible. From the American school of shots comes this week’s drink from the Bottom’s Up segment of Episode 19. The Pineapple Upside Down Shot is a lovely little confection in a cup. It does taste amazingly like a piece of Pineapple Upside Down Cake and it goes down very easily. When the drink tastes this good drinking it quickly defeats the purpose.
The Pineapple Upside Down Shot
1 ounce whipped cream vodka
1 once pineapple juice
1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps
Shake the ingredients over ice and pour into a large shot glass.
Carefully pour in a dash of grenadine.
Tilt the glass slightly so it goes down the side of the glass and pools at the bottom of the glass.