This drink is no doubt the most popular drinks in the crown family. At it’s peak, even chain restaurants picked up this drink. Here is an early printing of this drink:
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“JOE’S CRAB SHACK RED SNAPPER How about a shooter for whiskey lovers? Whiskey usually isn’t my thing, but the amaretto and juice in this one got me all the way through without a shiver. 1 ounce Crown Royal whiskey 1 ounce amaretto and 3 ounces cranberry juice”
This drink belongs to the era of naming drinks after terms generally associated with sex, but unlike other drinks in this era, this drink does not have an explicit name. It is unclear where the name derives from, but this drink was definately one of the first in the family.
There is no location associated with this drink, which is not uncommon of this family. This drink also follows the common trends of the era and was originally served as a shot. All the drinks in the Crown family were originally served as shots, which would make sense because they all belong to the same era.
This drink belongs to a sub-category of it’s family because it uses two common ingredients found often with in this family; Crown Royal and Amaretto. 4 out of the 9 recognized crown family of drinks contain Crown Royal and Amaretto, almost half.
This drink dates between 1983 – 1987 and contained at least as of then:
Shake these ingredients:
Strain into a chilled shot glass.