I know the Shirley Temple is totally a child’s drink.
Really, I do.
But for me it comes with such happy memories.
Memories of holidays with my family and visiting with my grandma.
Shirley Temples also happen to be a favorite of my kids. The girls especially.
But I’ve noticed something lately when we order a Shirley Temple at a restaurant.
There’s no orange juice.
Just lemon lime soda and grenadine.
There was always orange juice when I was growing up. I’m sure of it.
So I made my own Shirley Temple recipe!
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup Sprite or 7UP
- 1-2 Tbsp Grenadine
- 1-2 maraschino cherries
- 1/2 slice naval orange
- Fill glass half full with ice cubes.
- Add orange juice and then soda.
- Gently add Grenadine.
- Top with cherry and orange slice.
What do you think – orange juice or no orange juice in your Shirley Temple? Can you think of an occasion to make these?