Top Real Fruit Cocktail, The Dirty Shirley, Comes in the Convenience of a Can
The top real fruit cocktail “Drink of the Summer” is now in Texas and is RTD (Ready to Drink)! What makes this favorite childhood drink dirty? It’s the shot of Black Infusions dark cherry vodka.
What is a Dirty Shirley?
The Shirley Temple has been a popular non-alcoholic drink since its namesake pranced and pouted across movie screens in the 30s. The adult cocktail version, The Dirty Shirley, is made ‘dirty’ with a shot of vodka. “Black Infusions Dirty Shirley brings the convenience of a can to a beloved cocktail that is ideal for summer” says Michael Davidson, Co-Founder of Black Infusions.
Black Infusions Dirty Shirley was launched earlier this summer and is made with dark cherry vodka, naturally infused with real cherries, and is free from artificial sugar, colors and ingredients, unlike the “syrupy, verging on sickly sweet” version which the New York Times reports is served in many bars. In fact, the Dirty Shirley RTD has more than one cup of fresh cherries in each can.
This is a very relaxed, refreshing cocktail you can drink right out of the can or dressed in a glass. Whether you are entertaining on the patio by the grill or firepit or hosting a cocktail party this holiday, be sure to reach for this delightful cocktail. The taste is one of ripe sweet dark cherries with a squeeze of lime which gives it that just made freshness. This RTD sparkling craft cocktail is sure to be a hit this fall. I liked that it is made with real fruit and no added sugar. And the dark red color looks like fall. You want to be sure to order this one before your next get-together. Or better yet, pick up a couple of 4-packs at your nearest Total Wine store.
“Our Black Infusions Dirty Shirley RTD combines two things that are hot right now, the nostalgia of the Dirty Shirley with the convenience of canned cocktails,” said Michael Davidson, Co-Founder, Black Infusions. “The big difference is that with the Black Infusions Dirty Shirley, rather than drinking a canned cocktail because it’s convenient, you can drink a canned cocktail that tastes good.”
Black Infusions Dirty Shirley (ABV 6.9%) is available in 12-ounce single cans and 4-packs (SRP $16.99) in Total Wine and online.
The Black Infusions Dirty Shirley RTD joins the Black Infusions portfolio of infused vodkas. Dark Cherry, Black Fig and Gold Apricot are all naturally infused with dried fruit. In fact, there is seven pounds of fresh fruit in each bottle. All three vodkas are 60-proof, gluten-free, and made without artificial sugars, flavors, or colors.
Black Infusions products are currently distributed in 19 markets, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Washington, DC and are available online.
**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
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About Black Infusions
Black Infusions produces award-winning premium craft spirits from two ingredients: dried fruit and vodka. All Black Infusions products are free of artificial sugars, flavors and colors and are among the highest-rated vodkas ever reviewed by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Uniquely versatile, Black Infusions elevate cocktails – both traditional and modern – across all occasions, even those where vodka traditionally doesn’t play. The company’s three products, Black Fig, Gold Apricot and Dark Cherry, were created by Michael Davidson, CEO of Black Infusions and Boston-area entrepreneur. They were inspired by the old-fashioned but effective method of steeping real fruit in neutral spirits made from corn. For more information, visit blackinfusions.com.