Shirley Temple (for adults!)


Remember when you were really young and to make yourself feel older you’d order a Shirley Temple? Then the server would bring you an adult looking drink in an adult looking glass and you’d sip away, feeling a little more sophisticated for a seven year old.

Even though I’m far from seven, I still love the taste of Shirley Temples. In fact, whenever I go out to restaurants I request Coke with grenadine versus just Cherry Coke. Something about that sweet, cherry mixer just makes the pop taste so much better (soda for those of you not from the Midwest.)

Tonight I was feeling adventurous so I played around in my kitchen and hatched what I call the Grown Up Shirley Temple.

Cherry vodka, lemon lime soda, and grenadine, garnished with a cherry.

Adult Shirley Temple

  • 1 1/2 parts cherry vodka
  • 3 1/2 parts lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 part grenadine

Mix ingredients together into a glass, and then garnish with a cherry. Serve chilled.

What’s your go-to adult drink?


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