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SHAG With a Twist 

Shag With a Twist Mixology By Cherry Capri!
Build over rocks in a highball glass
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec
Juice of half a Lime
   (approximately 2 teaspoons)
Fill with 5-6 oz Pineapple Juice to taste
   (Dole is the preferred brand – AND not from concentrate)
Healthy dash of bitters

Stir to mix
Garnish with a wedge of lime and a maraschino cherry on the side

Yes - this Shag With a Twist Cocktail was taste tested and approved by Josh Agle *SHAG* himself!!!

Dirty Martini 

Can you believe it? There are people out there who don't like Martinis? It's inconceivable I know. But it's often because they are too antiseptic or "alcoholic" in taste. Well, one way to take baby steps into Martini Connoisseurship is to drink 'em wet and dirty. Mix up a traditional vodka martini in a cocktail shaker

1/3 Dry Vermouth
2/3 Vodka
Dash of bitters

Shake and then pour strained into a chilled glass. And then add a swig of olive brine. Yup, that's right – the juice from the olive jar. Start with a tablespoon at first and see how you like it. Then add as much or as little as you like depending on how salty you want your Martini. It's the salt of the brine that brings out the flavor of the vermouth.

Garnish with 2 olives!
Actually, I like a garnish that includes one olive and one cocktail onion to make it a complete "meal."

This does not work with gin martinis - trust me... By the way, when you serve a martini this way it can also help to make up for using less expensive vodka. And if you do use the good stuff, well then it's all the better!!!

Champagne Cocktail 

Can't afford the fancy schmancy bubbly this year for New Year's Eve? Well, you can still enjoy a terrific fizzy cocktail even with less expensive champagne. The classic champagne cocktail makes sparkling wine swing in a pinch!

All you need is a sugar cube soaked in Angostura Bitters at the bottom of your glass, pour the champagne over it and garnish with a lemon twist!

Voila! You have class in a glass!

Alaskan Polar Bear Heater 

"Hey bartender get me an Alaskin Polar Bear Heater."
Buddy Love

While I have never personally tried this cocktail, I think it's about time to do so… But I thought I'd post it first before imbibing. So if you don't hear from me until next Friday – You'll know it worked its magic.

2 shots of vodka
a little rum
some bitters
a smidgen of vinegar
a shot of vermouth
a shot of gin
a little brandy
a lemon peel
orange peel
more scotch
mix it nice
pour it into a tall glass

Introduced in the film the Nutty Professor by Buddy Love in 1963.

Tiki Breezy 

A refreshing tropical cocktail that will blow you away!

3 oz. orange juice
1.5 oz dark rum
.5 oz. grenadine
dash of bitters
pinch of nutmeg
Finish with about 4 oz. lemon lime soda (7up, Sprite or other)

Stir and serve over the rocks in a tall 8 oz. Tiki mug.
Garnish with orange wedge, paper umbrella and straw.

Variations: Tiki Tea
For a less sweet version, skip the grenadine.
A non-alcoholic version of the Tiki Breezy the for teetotalers is also very tasty. It's a lot more interesting and complex than a plain ole Shirley Temple. Just mix it up without the rum.

Atomic Tiki Mai Tai 

Atomic Tiki Mai Tai
1 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Gold Rum
1 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Fresh Lime juice

Mix 1-2 oz. of this concoction with
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Real Fruit Punch

Pour into an iced Tiki Mug
Serve with:
Colorful Bendie Straw
Sliced Orange
Pineapple Wedge
Paper Umbrella
AND Plastic Monkey Garnish

You are now Atomic Tiki powered!

The Capri 

The Capri is basically a Cosmopolitan without the Triple Sec/Cointreau. It is different from a Cape Cod due to the addition of the lime juice. And yes, it was named for yours truly!

2 ounces vodka
2 ounces cranberry juice (the good white grape juice sweetened stuff - not Ocean Spray sugar water)
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice (or Rose's lime juice)

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and serve strained in a chilled cocktail (martini style) glass.

Variation on Theme: The Cherry Capri!
Substitute the cranberry juice with cherry juice of course - organic cherry juice from Trader Joes is the best if you can get it...

Don't forget to mix up your own swanky Shag With a Twist Cocktail!

What's New?

Other Fun Stuff! Cherry has a CD with the Martini Kings!
Cherry Capri - Creamy Cocktails and Other Delights

It's an all time classic!!! Filled with 11 songs ALL about COCKTAILS - including four new original tunes! The cover photo of Cherry in cream is a fabulous tribute to Herb Albert's "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" by Taso Papadakis and truly is a delight!

Download MP3s on MySpace
BUY the album NOW!!!

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