Pink Shimmy Cocktail Recipe

Pink Shimmy Cocktail Recipe

The Pink Shimmy Cocktail is a creamy cocktail variation from the 1920s of the classic Pink Lady Cocktail.

Prep Time: 5 minutes


1.5oz Gin
1/2oz Grenadine
1oz Half and Half
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Decorator Sugar for Rimming


• Rim a cocktail glass using the gin for the wet, and white decorator sugar for the dry.
• Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in your rimmed cocktail glass.
• In a cocktail shaker, add gin, grenadine and half and half; shake well.
• Strain the Pink Shimmy Cocktail into rimmed cocktail glass, pouring over the ice cream.
• Serve immediately.

Makes 1 Pink Shimmy Cocktail

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Pink Shimmy Cocktail Recipe

When I went on the hunt for new cocktail recipes, and Hubby suggested the Pink Lady, I found a variation called the Pink Shimmy cocktail. It was invented in New Orleans in the 1920s. I sincerely doubt the ice cream was originally in that recipe though – seems like something that got added many years later to update the drink.

I am not a gin drinker (at all), so can’t comment on the taste, but it is a nice looking cocktail!

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.

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