When making a Prairie Oyster, what key ingredient joins hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a drinking glass?
Raw egg, unbroken
The Prairie Oyster is a folk remedy believed to relieve the symptoms of a hangover. The drink got its name from the way it looks; the egg yolk needs to be unbroken, giving the appearance of an oyster. The Worcestershire sauce is usually made from fermented anchovies, vinegar and spices. The hot sauce is traditionally a mixture of hot peppers, vinegar and spices. Add the sauce to the egg in a drinking glass, and swallow the Prairie Oyster in one gulp.
A prairie oyster (or prairie cocktail) is a drink consisting of a raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, vinegar, hot sauce, salt and ground black pepper. The egg is broken into a glass so as not to break the yolk, which causes the drink to bear a similarity to the texture of an actual oyster. The drink is typically served as a hangover cure.