And to think, we almost went to the doctor to get our flu shot. London Lennies, a restaurant in Queens, is offering their version of a vaccine starting this week. This spots been around since 1959, so we think they’ve seen their share of epidemics.
You have to admit, their version of the shot sounds a lot more enticing than getting pricked in the arm. For $6.00, the restaurant is serving a Flu Shot Oyster Shooter. It’s an ounce of Jose Cuervo Especial tequila mixed with a gazpacho medley of fresh herbs, vegetables and lime juice, topped with an oyster.
Sounds pretty healthy to us, especially since oysters are high in a number of immune boosting vitamins and minerals, including zinc, calcium, and iron. Plus, there's tequila involved. The elixir of the gods.
If you can’t make it out to Queens (London Lennies is located at 63 Woodhaven Boulevard), we’ve listed the recipe so you can do some good old-fashioned self medication. We wonder if they will start serving these at those little clinics in the Duane Reade.
London Lennies’ Flu Shot Oyster Shooter Recipe
1/2 dozen oysters, shucked
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper
1/2 tablespoon minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
6 ounces Jose Cuervo Especial tequila
Kosher salt, for rims
Coat rims of 6 shot glasses with kosher salt. Place one oyster in each glass. Combine lime juice, red bell paper, shallots, cilantro, parsley and chives in medium sized bowl.Pour 1 tablespoon of lime juice mixture in each glass, over oyster. Pour tequila into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until tequila is chilled.Add two tablespoons of tequila to each glass.