This shot of whiskey is sometimes called firewater.
alcoholic beverage: now humorous
Origin of firewatercalque of Ojibwa ishkodewaaboo, ardent spirits (rum, brandy, whiskey) ; from ishkodew-, fire + -aaboo, water, liquid
Strong liquor, especially whiskey.
Origin of firewaterTranslation of Ojibwa ishkodewaaboo, whiskey.
(countable and uncountable, plural firewaters)