Frozen Vodka-Laced Oysters Three Ways

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Red Chili Ice

  • 2 cups Thai chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 cup water

Sour Apple Ice

  • 1 cup diced apples
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced sorrel
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

Vanilla Ice

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water


  • 3 to 4 dozen oysters
  • Crushed ice


  1. Using separate saucepans for each topping, combine ingredients for each. Bring to a boil and simmer approximately 15 to 20 minutes to allow alcohol to evaporate.
  2. Pour each mixture into individual pans or bowls to freeze. This should be done a day before serving.
  3. Shuck and thoroughly clean oysters, making sure the meat is free of sand and other particles.
  4. Place oysters in bowl filled with crushed ice, or wrap in plastic and place on ice until serving time.
  5. To serve, sprinkle each oyster with about 1 tablespoon of flavored ice. To do this, use a fork to shave the ice with a back and forth motion. (Store leftover flavored ice in the freezer.)

Makes 6 servings (about 6 oysters per serving)

Approximate values per serving: 175 calories, 10g fat, 79mg chol, 8g protein, 7g carb, 0g fiber, 218mg sodium, 61 percent calories from fat

Source: Arizona Republic - April 3, 2002 - David Morris