Bartending/Cocktails/Three Dollar Shoes

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"Three Dollar Shoes" is a gin cocktail made with Seagram's and Bombay Sapphire brand gin. It also includes Margarita mixer for sweetness, and grenadine to give the drink a pink tint.

History[edit | edit source]

The Three Dollar Shoes cocktail was invented in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 21 July 2006 as a strong but sweet cocktail to drink before going to a local club for Salsa dancing. Originally, the drink included only Seagram's and Margarita mixer. Bombay Sapphire was added to give a higher alcohol content, and drawing inspiration from one of the inventors recently purchased pink high-heel shoes (for three dollars), the grenadine was added to give the cocktail a pink tint.

For serving the drink, a plastic water-bottle was used for ease and portability. In keeping with the original spirit of the cocktail, if at all possible the drink should be served from a large, cheap plastic bottle, though a drink mixer can be used instead.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 3 parts Seagram's brand Gin
  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire brand Gin
  • 2 parts (or to taste) chilled margarita mixer
  • 1 part Grenadine

[1]Glass[edit | edit source]

  • As served originally, the drink should be poured from a plastic bottle, though a drink mixer may be substituted. The cocktail may be drunk strait from the water bottle, or poured into large glasses.[1]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Add all ingredients, gin first, into the plastic bottle or mixer.
  2. Shake for 10 seconds, or until well blended.
  3. Drink directly from water-bottle, or pour into a large glass. It may also be served as is, chilled, or on the rocks.
  1. UR. (1964). Ur. (Revue.) Nouvelle série. no. 4. automne 1964. OCLC 504367676.