I was watching a Sex in the City marathon (I don’t know about you, but this is one show that I never tire of) last weekend, and in one episode, Carrie orders a Shirley Temple while she waits for her friends to show up for her birthday party. It felt a little coincidental since my birthday is tomorrow, and that the Shirley Temple brings back fond memories of my childhood. Our neighbors, “Mr. & Mrs. B” had a bar in their basement. And, when my family would visit them, my brothers and I would get to sit at “Mr. B’s” bar . He would make us Shirley Temples and we’d play “slots” on the machines he had on the bar. Really wholesome stuff. 😉
Since we are all adults here, I found a more adult version of the Shirley Temple
The Dirty Shirley
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1 0z grenadine
4 oz ginger beer (or ginger ale)
In a chilled glass mix together vodka & grenadine. Top with ginger beer & some ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries, you can float some in the glass too.
To go along with this cheery, fun pinky-red cocktail, is a flirty, girly pink and floral outfit.