The Shirley Temple drink is a classic mocktail that kids around the world love to enjoy. It’s also a great option for those who choose to abstain from alcoholic drinks.
What is in a Shirley Temple drink?
A Shirley Temple drink is made from two simple ingredients; ginger ale and grenadine. Some people choose to use other ingredients such as lemon lime soda with grenadine but the original version specifically calls for ginger ale.
What is Grenadine?
For those who are unfamiliar with grenadine, it’s a sweet bar syrup that is both tart and sweet. It’s normally made from pomegranate juice that has been sweetened with sugar.
Who invented it?
According to some, it’s believed to have been invented at a place called Chasen’s in West Hollywood, apparently to serve the same named child actress. In interviews, she exclaimed that she didn’t even like the drink and that it was too sweet.
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Shirley Temple Drink
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 6 ounces sprite or ginger ale
- 1 splash grenadine
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Fill a glass with ice and ginger ale.
- Add a splash of grenadine.
- Stir lightly (over stirring will cause the ginger ale to go flat) and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.