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Shirley Temple

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

Do you want a classic drink that will remind you of your childhood? Then you should try this Shirley Temple recipe!

When I was a kid I would always look forward to going out to Swiss Chalet for dinner with my parents and grandparents. I always got to order a Shirley Temple with my meal as a special treat, and as a kid it sure did make me feel fancy!

This classic drink is a delicious combination of lemon lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. It’s perfect for kids or adults, and it’s easy to make at home.

Serve Shirley Temples for backyard barbecues, birthday parties, and any other special occasions. This is a perfect drink to serve at a baby shower so the mother-to-be doesn’t feel left out.

If you’re looking for a delicious and refreshing drink to serve kids this summer, a Shirley Temple is your best bet. It’s a fun and fancy drink that kids of all ages can enjoy without feeling left out of the festivities.

If you haven’t had this rather famous mocktail before, the lemon-lime soda and orange juice give it a great tangy flavour, while a splash of grenadine adds a nice sweetness.

Give this classic Shirley Temple drink a try next time you want something kid-friendly and special!

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!
A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

Who Invented the Shirley Temple?

The famous drink named after the famous child actress was invented in 1930s Hollywood at The Brown Derby restaurant.

Supposedly, it was created it one day when Temple came in with her parents and was upset with her parents sipping old-fashioneds, wanting a fun drink for herself. The bartender whipped up a mocktail for her topped off with maraschino cherries, and it quickly became a sensation.

Shirley Temple Black actually came to despise the drink herself as it was continuously made for her. She actually found it too sweet for her tastes.

What is Grenadine?

Grenadine is a syrup made from pomegranate juice. It is used in cocktails and other drinks for its sweet, and slightly tart flavor. It is non-alcoholic, and can be found in the grocery store in the same aisle as club sodas.

Grenadine can last for up to 2 years if unopened, and 6 months if opened and stored properly in the refrigerator. To extend its shelf life, keep unopened grenadine in a cool, dark place like a pantry or cabinet.

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

Make a Roy Rogers

If you are looking for another fun mocktail using grenadine, then a Roy Rogers is just what you are looking for. It is similar to a Shirley temple, but it swaps the orange juice and citrus soda for cola. This is a classic drink loved by kids and adults alike. It’s similar in flavour to a cherry coke – only better!

Garnish your Roy Rogers with a maraschino cherry for another fun kiddie cocktail.

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

How to Make Shirley Temple Party Punch

Serving a crowd? No problem! Pull out your punch bowl and get ready for a delicious party punch. It’s easy to modify this Shirley Temple drink recipe into a party punch.

Add a generous amount of ice to your punch bowl. Pour in 8 cups of chilled orange juice, 4 litres of lemon-lime soda, and a 12 oz bottle of grenadine. Stir gently to combine.

Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries.

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You don’t need any equipment at all to make a Shirley Temple.

I would recommend using a 16 oz Highball glass or a 500 mL mason jar for serving. Any tall glass will work as long as it can hold about 16 oz.

You will also want picks for the garnishes. I used these gold cocktail picks for my garnish, but you might want to use plastic sword picks or even tropical umbrella picks when serving kids.

Ingredients for a shirley temple.

About the Ingredients for a Classic Shirley Temple

This is an easy recipe made with basic ingredients with a refreshing citrus flavour.

Note: Your orange juice and soda should be chilled prior to making this delicious virgin drink.

Orange juice – I like to use pulp-free orange juice, do not substitute with orange drinks.

Soda – We used 7-up but sprite is a good option. Some people like to make theirs with ginger ale instead or half lemon-lime soda and half ginger ale. You can also make your own citrus soda by combining lemon juice with club soda.

Grenadine – Grenadine syrup is made from pomegranate and has a brilliant red colour. Do not substitute with pomegranate syrup though as it is not as sweet, and quite a bit tart. If you need a good substitute then maraschino cherry juice is your best bet for flavour and weight. You could also use cranberry juice but it isn’t as sweet or as heavy as grenadine so you won’t get the same look or flavour. You can also easily adjust the sweetness of the drink by adjusting the amount of grenadine you add.

Garnishes – Garnish as desired. Citrus slices, maraschino cherries, and umbrellas are a fun way to fancy this drink up! Swiss chalet serves their garnished with a slice of orange, and a maraschino cherry on a cute little plastic sword pick.

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

Looking for More Non-alcoholic Drink Recipes?

If you are looking for more non-alcoholic cocktails check these recipes out!

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A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

How to Make a Shirley Temple Drink

Yields: 1 Serving | Prep time: 5 Minutes | Cook time: 0 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Orange juice
  • 1 Cup Lemon-lime soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Grenadine syrup
  • Optional for garnish: Maraschino cherries, Orange slices

Directions:

Fill a 16 oz glass half full with ice cubes.

Pour in orange juice, then soda.

Add the grenadine.

Garnish with maraschino cherry and an orange slice. Serve un-stirred,

Stir before drinking.

Shirley Temple
Yield: 1 Serving

Shirley Temple

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Orange juice
  • 1 Cup Lemon-lime soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Grenadine syrup
  • Optional for garnish: Maraschino cherries, Orange slices

Instructions

  1. Fill a 16 oz glass half full with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in orange juice, then soda.
  3. Add the grenadine.
  4. Garnish with maraschino cherry and an orange slice. Serve un-stirred,
  5. Stir before drinking.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

14 oz

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 3gSugar: 69gProtein: 2g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although frugalmomeh.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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A classic Shirley Temple recipe made with lemon-lime soda, orange juice, and grenadine. Perfect fun and fancy mocktail for any party!

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