7th Heaven at Shady's Fine Ales & Cocktails

Since there's really no better accessory than a cocktail in your hand, each week brings you a tasty adult beverage from one of our favorite drinking establishments, complete with recipe.

This week: The 7th Heaven at Shady's Fine Ales & Cocktails

With a name like Shady's, you'd think this bar was just another hole-in-the-wall dive with bitter bartenders, creepy regulars and ordinary mixed drinks. Don't get us wrong; the bar surely fits the category of a dive (i.e. lax vibe, drunk locals, jukebox and a pool table) but unlikable company and ordinary drinks are far from the shady case you assumed.

Okay, attentive bartenders that are willing to make friendly suggestions on better tasting alternatives to your boring drink preference shouldn't be that hard to come by.
But, signature concoctions and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice? At Shady's? Let's just say, you had us at attentive bartenders.

(Recipe after the jump.)


1 ¾ oz Hendricks Gin
1 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
½ oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Pour Hendricks, Cherry Heering and grapefruit juice over ice in a martini shaker. Shake what yo' momma gave you and strain contents into a chilled pint glass. Finish with fresh ice and a cherry garnish. Get on a name-to-name basis with the bartender because this just became your new favorite neighborhood bar.

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