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Shirley Temple Drink

Known for its beautiful red color- the classic Shirley Temple drink is simple, delicious and enjoyed by children and adults alike. 

The famous actress Shirley Temple attended many parties as a child. Rumor has it that because of her age, a bartender created a mocktail just for her using ingredients found behind the bar.


  • Ginger Ale: I use ginger ale to make our Shirley Temple drink, however you can also use ginger beer, Sprite, 7-Up. Others enjoy a combination of ginger ale and, Sprite or 7-Up.
  • Grenadine: Sweet, tart, and fruity, grenadine adds color and flavor to the Shirley Temple drink. Purchase a store-bought version, or you can follow this recipe: Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup) to make your own!
  • Maraschino Cherries: Garnish your beverage with a few maraschino cherries.


PREPARE- Fill a drinking glass with ice.

COMBINE- Add grenadine and top it with ginger ale, then give it a little stir.

SERVE- Garnish with maraschino cherries to serve.

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What is in a Shirley Temple drink?

You need three simple ingredients to make this drink: ginger ale, grenadine, and maraschino cherries. Modern versions of the drink also incorporate lemonade or lemon-lime sodas like Sprite or 7-Up in place of ginger ale.

How can I garnish the beverage?

• Maraschino Cherries are a given.
• Lime Wedges
• Fresh Mint

How can I serve this drink to a crowd?

Shirley Temple Punch is just the thing for any party you’re throwing! This recipe yields about 15-20 cups.
1. Fill a punch bowl with ice, about 6 cups.
2. Add a 12-ounce bottle of grenadine and top it with two 2-liter bottles of ginger ale. Gently stir to combine.
3. Garnish with maraschino cherries to serve.

Shirley Temple Drink

Tressa Jamil
Mocktails are a fun way for children to feel grown-up for a special occasion or for adults to take a trip back to childhood. Either way, you'll enjoy our Shirley Temple drink recipe!
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 202 kcal


  • Drinking Glass


  • 8 ounces ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Grenadine
  • 1 cup ice
  • maraschino cherries, to garnish


  • Fill a drinking glass with ice.
  • Add grenadine and top it with ginger ale, then give it a little stir.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries to serve.


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Serving: 1 DrinkCalories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 54gSodium: 27mg
Keyword shirley temple drink
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