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Shirley Temple Recipe

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This Shirley Temple recipe is perfect for all ages. It’s easy, pretty, refreshing, and a little bit fizzy thanks to the lemon-lime soda. It is the classic Shirley temple recipe we all grew up loving! If you feel like making it dirty, we show you how to do that too! 

Shirley Temple Recipe

Shirley Temples are one of those nostalgia drinks for me! I remember going out to dinner with my Grandma and Grandpa and Grandpa would always order me a Shirley Temple. It was my absolute favorite! To this day I still love a good Shirley Temple. It brings me back to my childhood. This Shirley Temple recipe is the perfect drink to serve to kids and adults at your next gathering!  
If you want more kid-friendly drink options be sure to try our strawberry slush punch and our blue raspberry slushie.  

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How to Make a Shirley Temple

  • Fill your cup with ice (if desired, this is a preference).

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

  • Lightly stir, top with the cherry, and enjoy!
Shirley Temple Recipe

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Feel free to add a slice of lemon for the garnish. It also adds another layer of flavor. 
  • For a different variation of this Shirley Temple recipe, use ½ lemon lime soda ½ Ginger ale instead. 
  • 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, for another variation.
  • If you would like to see the grenadine sit down in more of its own layer, for presentation 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 basically be drinking lemon lime soda, or sucking up all grenadine, if using a straw. 
  • If you want to get fancy, rub lemon juice around the rim of the glass and then dip it in sanding sugar.
Shirley Temple Recipe

Storage

This Shirley temple recipe is best enjoyed right away. If you wait to serve it after preparing it, the lemon-lime soda could become flat, losing the fizziness that we love and if you add ice it can dilute the flavors of this drink. 

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Can you make a Dirty Shirley Temple?

Yes, you can make an alcoholic version of a Shirley Temple. You will use 7 ounces of lemon-lime soda, 1 ounce of grenadine, and 1 ounce of vodka. 

shirley temple recipe

Shirley Temple Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This Shirley Temple recipe is perfect for all ages. It’s easy, pretty, refreshing, and a little bit fizzy thanks to the lemon-lime soda. It is the classic Shirley temple recipe we all grew up loving! If you feel like making it dirty, we show you how to do that too!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Fill your cup with ice (if desired, this is a preference).
  2. Pour in the lemon lime soda and chase it with the grenadine.
  3. Lightly stir, top with the cherry, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 41gProtein: 0g

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