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Easy Shirley Temple Drink Recipe

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A Shirley Temple is a kid-friendly drink that is sure to bring some cheer to your day! It’s made with ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and a maraschino cherry. The combination of the sweet and tart ingredients creates such a delicious flavor and an unforgettable experience. Plus, it looks so inviting in its bright pink hue. It’s a sweet drink perfect for a special occasion.

Woman's hand placing a cherry on top of a mocktail.

This version of a Shirley Temple replaces ginger ale with lemon-lime soda. The lemon-lime soda gives the drink an extra burst of flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s just the right amount of sweetness to keep you smiling.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • This Shirley Temple is a great way to enjoy a classic non-alcoholic drink.
  • It’s an easy and quick drink that can be made in minutes. No cocktail shaker is required!
  • It’s kid-friendly and perfect for parties!
  • It has a great combination of sweet and tart flavors.

Let’s take a look at how to make this refreshing drink.

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 Ounce Grenadine
  • 1 Maraschino Cherries
  • Ice (optional)

Directions

Tall glass filled with ice.

Fill a tall glass with ice (if desired, this is a preference).

Lemon-lime soad being poured into a tall glass.

Pour in the lemon-lime soda and chase it with the grenadine.

Grenadine being poured into a glass with lemon-lime soda and ice.

Lightly stir, top with a cherry for garnish.

Tips

  • For an extra addition to flavor and another garnish, you can add a lemon slice.
  • You can swap out half of the lemon-lime soda for ginger ale, to make the classic variation.
  • If you would like to see the grenadine sit in its own layer, for presentation’s sake, you’ll want to slightly tilt the glass and pour it down the side. You’ll want to stir it before drinking though. If not, you’ll essentially be drinking lemon-lime soda, or sucking up all grenadine, if using a straw. 
A Shirley Temple mocktail with a cherry on top.

Variations

Make this simple mocktail your own. Here are a few twists on the classic drink:

Cherry Cola Shirley Temple: Make this classic drink with cherry cola instead of lemon-lime soda. (If you use regular soda, you will be making a Roy Rogers drink.)

Strawberry Shirley Temple: Create a sweet, strawberry-flavored twist on the classic recipe by adding 1/4 cup of strawberry syrup in place of the grenadine.

Fruity Shirley Temple: Add a splash of orange juice and your favorite fruit juice to give this drink an extra burst of flavor.

Garnish with Style: Get creative with your garnish! Slice up some fresh fruit, like strawberries or oranges, and top your Shirley Temple with the beautiful slices.

Who was Shirley Temple?

Shirley Temple was an iconic child actress of the 1930s, becoming one of the most popular movie stars in Hollywood at a very young age. She starred in several beloved films and became known for her signature ringlets and dimpled smile. Her influence extended beyond the silver screen as she later became a diplomat and served in several influential roles.

What can I use in place of lemon-lime soda?

You can substitute ginger ale, ginger beer, and club soda for the lemon-lime soda to create a more classic flavor.

Is there an adult version of this drink?

Yes, the Shirley Temple can be turned into an adult drink with the addition of vodka or rum. It’s called a Dirty Shirley Temple.

Woman's hand placing a cherry on top of a mocktail.

Shirley Temple Drink

Make this fun and classic Shirley Temple for all ages or get togethers! Easy, pretty, and refreshing while being safe for kids and adults alike since it has zero alcohol.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 Ounce Grenadine
  • 1 Maraschino Cherries
  • Ice optional

Instructions

  • Fill a tall glass with ice (if desired, this is a preference).
  • Pour in the lemon lime soda and chase it with the grenadine.
  • Lightly stir, top with a cherry for garnish.

Notes

  • For an extra addition to flavor and for another garnish, you can add a lemon slice.
  • You can swap out half of the lemon-lime soda for ginger ale, to make the classic variation.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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