We've spent the better part of 2016 searching for the worst shots bartenders could come up with. Whether they're made as revenge or because customers just ask for terrible shots, these mixologists have shared some of the strangest combinations you'll ever see in an alcoholic drink.
Our Worst Shots team of Sean Fahmy, Haley Autry, and Rudy Cheney went through a curdling Cement Mixer shot, the fishy Crawfish Revenge shot, and even an egg yolk-filled Sunshine in the Mud shot. With all those terrible drinks, there's only one that made our own Sean Fahmy crawl on the floor in agony, and quit the show entirely – the Stop Drop and Roll shot.
The shot can be found at Hey 19 Public House in Torrance, California, and is the shot you'd literally give to your worst enemy, or a friend you want to prank the hell out of.
To start, they rim the glass with salt and pepper, which is already a red flag. Sure salted rims aren't unusual, but whose idea was it to add pepper to the mix? It's followed by 1 part herbal liqueur, 1 part tequila, lemon juice, and, wait for it... 20 shakes of hot sauce.
The result is a shot that looks like burnt transmission fluid mixed with Folgers coffee.
"I'm done with this show," Sean said after taking the shot and doubling over in pain. "I'm serious this time. I'm done with this show."
According to the bartender, the shot's even worse coming out of your body, so there was that bit of excitement for our team to look forward to.
"I just remember getting heartburn and my stomach hurting real bad," Rudy said, reminiscing on the awful shot.
At least now you know. Your bartender can be your best friend, or your worst enemy, depending on how your day is going and what you order. If you really want to torture someone, the Stop Drop and Roll will send shock waves through their body.
"If you have an idea for a terrible shot, please, please keep it to your f*cking self."
Sean, we do not envy you at all.