Prairie Fire (mixed drink)

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A Prairie Fire is a mixed drink consisting of whiskey, or another strong liquor, and hot sauce. Many variations of a Prairie Fire in "shot" form exist. It is believed that the practice of mixing whiskey and hot sauce originated in the American Midwest as a punishment for patrons that lost bar bets in the 1970s.[1][2] Since then, many types of alcohol have been substituted for whiskey, with tequila being the most popular.


Lighter versions may contain much less hot sauce, down to as little as a dash. Some recommend 1:1 mixture, some recommend 1:2 and even less. For the less brave, a hearty dash of the chosen hot sauce is all that is required.

This is set alight in a shot glass, briefly, before shooting.

Prairie Fire, Original Prairie Fire[edit]

1 part whiskey
4 drops of hot sauce

"Real" Prairie Fire[edit]

1 shot of tequila
1 full shot of Tabasco

Joe's jolokia extract Ring of Fire[edit]

1 part sake
a few drops of Jolokia extract

Stout Prairie Fire[edit]

0.5 to 1 part Tabasco sauce
1 part Everclear

Canadian Prairie Fire[edit]

0.5 to 1 part Tabasco sauce
1 part Yukon Jack

West Texas Prairie Fire[edit]

3/4 part Everclear
1/4 Part Tabasco

Redneck Prairie Fire[edit]

1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 part Grain Alcohol (White Lightning)

Caribbean Prairie Fire[edit]

0.5 to 1 part Tabasco sauce
1 part 151 proof rum

Bitchin Scorpion[edit]

One Shot José Cuervo Tequila
One Shot DeKuyper Cheri-Beri Pucker
0.25 teaspoon (approximately) Honey
0.25 teaspoon Lime juice
0.5 teaspoon Frank's Red Hot Pepper Sauce

Rynos Cold Prairie Fire[edit]

1 shot of Tequila
15 drops of Tabasco sauce
Pour into glass with ice

Belgian Hell with Love from Russia[edit]

1 shot of vodka
sprout juice
26 drops of Tabasco sauce

"Plain" Prairie Fire[edit]

1 shot of vodka
1 dash Tabasco sauce

Mexican Prairie Fire[3][edit]

1/2 shot of Tequila
1/2 shot fresh orange juice
2 dash Tabasco sauce

Prairie Chicken[edit]

1 shot of vodka
2 dash Tabasco sauce
1 raw egg

Rogalski's Love Mess[edit]

1 shot of cheap rum
1 shot of cheap tequila
25-30 dashes of Tabasco sauce

Cowtown Prairie Fire[edit]

1 shot of Chartreuse
10 dashes of Tabasco sauce

Buffalo Sweat[edit]

1 shot of whiskey
20+ dashes of Tabasco sauce

Prairie Dog[edit]

1/2 shot of whiskey
1/2 shot of tequila
5 dashes of Tabasco sauce


  1. ^ "Prairie Fire Drink Recipe: How to Make a Prairie Fire Shot". Supercall. 2016-11-29. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  2. ^ Serious Eats. "Cocktail Overhaul: Prairie Fire | Serious Eats". Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ Prairie Fire shot drink recipes Last accessed April 3, 2011.