02 May 2012
Prairie Oyster Video
If you are a regular reader of the blog, or customer of 69 Colebrooke Row you are bound to have heard, seen, or tasted one of the most recent additions to the menu, the Prairie Oyster. Classicly the drink was served as a hangover remedy and would consist of a raw egg, worcestershire sauce, salt, ground black pepper, tobasco. The drink would traditionally be served with the egg yolk whole and the ingredients carefully placed on top or around it.
In creating this drink Tony C saw the collision of three concepts: the original Prairie Oyster whereby an egg yolk was downed with a shot of tomato juice and spices. The classic oyster, a thrilling but alien food, which has always fascinated due to the way it slides down the throat and tastes of the sea. Finally the Bloody Mary, (which would form the road map of ingredients), replacing the tomato juice with a clarified tomato juice, reformulated to resemble an egg yolk. horseradish vodka, Oloroso sherry, Worcester sauce, pepper sauce, shallots (a traditional garnish for oysters), red wine vinegar and finally an oyster leaf (actually has an intense taste of oyster).
The video gives a perfect account of how simple and practical the making of this cocktail can be, although perhaps not the amount of prep that went into it!