Bartending/Cocktails/Three Dollar Shoes

"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.


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.


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


  • 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. 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.