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Shake what you got...we're doing the Shimmy!

It's the dance so scandalous it's been banned in places, a chest-out shoulder-shaking dance that sets the young folks (and the moral guardians) aflame! 

It's the Shimmy, a dance popularized by the great Gilda Grey in her stage acts, where her Shimmy stole the show from her voice!

You ready?  It's easy. 

Let's Shimmy!

Shoulders back..

elbows in...

hands out...

head back...

and shake everything from your waist up! 

Yes, ladies, even those

Especially those (ahem)!

Look out, ladies, because if you shimmy too hard your dress might fall off the shoulder, scandalously exposing the straps of your chemise. 

Some say that's how the dance got it's name to begin with.

Watch out, folks, things are gettin' naughty!


So at the risk of even more sinful debauchery, who's up for a cocktail?

Yep, no bother pretending or deflecting, folks.  No nudges or winks on today's Cabaret.  We the Scofflaws are winning this silly fight against Billy Sunday, so let's celebrate being Wet with a Minnehaha, a sweet Martini derivative that really helps cover up the taste of that bad Bathtub Gin for those of you unable to get the Real McCoy:


Minnehaha Cocktail:

[image from absolutdrinks.com, and extra big because we just don't care!]

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth (the only thing "Dry" at the Cabaret!)
  • 3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Orange Juice (fresh squeezed)

 Shake well over ice & strain into a cocktail glass.


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Comment by Cap'n Tony on October 18, 2013 at 9:18am

Thanks, Bard.

Comment by Bard Constantine on October 15, 2013 at 8:15pm

Nice article. Will definitely be making that cocktail!

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