The house cocktail at Brooklyn’s Chickenbone Café (see the Jewish Absinthe), this full-blooded, double-barreled, alligator-rasslin’, head-bangin’, eyebrow-plucking rip-snorter is based loosely on a gambler’s drink from the early part of the twentieth century. If consumed in reasonable quantities, it makes a fine aperitif or an equally effective digestif. If consumed in unreasonable quantities, all bets are off.

2 ounces Wild Turkey 101-proof straight rye whiskey
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon rich simple syrup
3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Shake and strain into a chilled shot glass.