By Amelia Allonsy

A snake bite shot combines the warmth of smooth whiskey with refreshing citrus flavor and the fiery bite of hot sauce. Snake bite cocktails are typically served chilled with ice in a short tumbler, but a basic snake bite shot is much simpler and faster to make. If you want a cold shot without diluting the whiskey, chill the whiskey before pouring the shot. The exact measurements to make a snake bite shot depend on the volume of the shot glass, usually between 1 1/2 to 2 ounces.

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In a snake bite shot, whiskey is enhanced with tart lime juice and spicy hot sauce.

Step 1

Fill a shot glass with whiskey, leaving only a small space at the top.

Step 2

Cut a fresh lime into six equal wedges, making the cuts from end to end. Use bottled lime juice as an alternative to fresh limes, if desired.

Step 3

Squeeze a splash of lime juice from one of the lime wedges into the whiskey, or pour in a splash of bottled lime juice. Sample the shot to decide whether you wish to increase or decrease the amount of lime juice to suit your taste.

Step 4

Top the shot with drops of hot pepper sauce to taste, if you like.