Best Shot - 2012
Killer Klown at Johnny's Saloon
17428 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
How many shots out there make you literally blow out smoke when you exhale? That's the charm of the Killer Klown at Johnny's Saloon. It's served in a special glass that has a chamber at the bottom to hold a small pellet of dry ice. A piece of cotton candy is then stuffed into the glass, with a house-made apple-cinnamon-infused Jameson poured on top. The Irish whiskey sets off a mad-scientist reaction, dissolving the cotton candy and activating the dry ice. The shot instantly pops, fizzes and smokes. Knock it back and exhale; the kick of the sweetened whiskey and puff of smoke will leave you feeling like a badass and fire-breathing dragon all at once.