One of the original nonalcoholic cocktails, Shirley Temples are named after the famous child actor of the 1930s who, in later life as Shirley Temple Black, gained a different kind of fame as a United States diplomat. Commonly served to children because of their sweet flavor and lack of alcohol, Shirley Temples only require a few ingredients. Make Shirley Temples to serve at birthday parties and other celebrations.
Things You'll Need
- White wine glass
- 6 oz. ginger ale
- 1-2 tsp. grenadine
- 1 orange slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
Place a white wine glass in the refrigerator or freezer to chill for about an hour. A chilled glass helps keep your Shirley Temple cold as you drink it.
Measure 6 oz. of ginger ale, a carbonated soft drink, into the wine glass. Gently stir in 1 to 2 tsp. of grenadine, a sweet, deep red and pomegranate-flavored syrup that was once exclusively made from pomegranates grown on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Since some brands of grenadine contain a small amount of alcohol, be sure you choose one that is alcohol-free.
Add ice cubes to the mixture if desired.
Garnish your Shirley Temple by placing an orange or lime slice on the rim of the glass and a red maraschino cherry in the glass. Maraschino cherries are macerated in a syrup that is typically almond-flavored. For a more festive appearance, add a drink umbrella.
Tips & Warnings
- Substitute ginger ale with clear, citrus-flavored soft drink or orange juice.
- Using regular cola rather than ginger ale in the cocktail makes a Roy Rogers, not a Shirley Temple.
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