Peel Liqueurs and Onyx Moonshine have partnered up to create CT’s official 50 Shades cocktail….the “Charlie Tango” at Spotlight Theater’s Front Street Bistro

1 part Peel Limoncello
2 parts Onyx Moonshine
Shake over ice and strain into a martini glass.

The highly anticipated cinema version of “50 Shades of Grey” opens in theaters Friday, and you’ll find a few movie-themed food and drink specials around Hartford County this weekend.

If you’re heading to see the film at Spotlight on Hartford’s Front Street, the theater’s Front Street Bistro is shaking up a special “Charlie Tango” cocktail, named for lead character Christian Grey’s helicopter. It’s a blend of Connecticut’s own Onyx Moonshine and Peel Limoncello liqueur, with grenadine. The $8 cocktail is available throughout the weekend. 860-422-7712,

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Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the Fifty Shades trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.Fifty Shades of Grey (first published in 2011) follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker (2011) and Fifty Shades Freed (2012) explore the couples deepening relationship.