Flatliner Shot Recipe

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Flatliner Shot Recipe

If you're a fan of all tastes weird and wonderful (and strong!) then this shot is the one for you. A serious combination of sweetness, strength and heat, this shot looks as unique as it tastes. The hot sauce, usually tabasco, creates a thin red line between the two spirits, suspended in an otherwise clear shot. Flavour wise, this shot certainly has a strong kick, followed by a sweet after taste.

It's unclear when the flatliner was first invented, but what we do know is it gets its name from both its appearance involving a flat red line, and it's powerful nature which could certainly get you close to 'flatlining' yourself! This shot is adored by some and hated my others, so take the test and see if you can face the flatliner!

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 224


  • 3/4 oz Sambuca
  • 1/2 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1/2 oz of Hot sauce (tabasco)
  • Garnish: One lime wheel


    1. Pour Sambuca in the base of a shot glass and slowly add a few dashes of hot sauce on top of the Sambuca (it will rest on top to create a thin red line).
    2. Top with a layer of gold tequila and garnish with a lime wheel.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Shots

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