Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown celebrates the festive season with a refreshing, easy-to-prepare cocktail, the Charles Shandy.
The Charles Shandy is a dance of legend created by the original Charles Sedgwick of Sedgwick’s fame. It is claimed to be similar to the Foxtrot, a ballroom dance dating back to the early 1900’s and which could only be danced with a partner. Charles included two sets of shimmy moves. Shimmy is a dance movement where the whole body is held still, except for the shoulders, which alternate back and forth – when the right shoulder goes back, the left shoulder comes forward. The arms are held slightly bent at the elbow and when the shoulders move, the hands stay in the same position. Charles combined the shimmy moves with one or two backward steps and a few fun hand flicks. He always made sure it was danced to a melody that made his audience grin, and he ended the dance with a bow.
here’s how you can make it at the comfort of your own home.
The Charles Shandy
50ml Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown
4 ice cubes
½ orange squeezed or 30ml orange juice
50ml cranberry juice
2 dashes of bitters
1 strawberry, sliced
1 thin strip of orange peel
Combine the ice cubes, Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown, the orange juice, cranberry juice and the two dashes of bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass over the crushed ice and blend in the Grenadine to your taste. Garnish with strawberry slices and the orange peel.