Cocktail Hour – The Shirley Temple

IMG_0990I 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)
Maraschino cherries


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.
Shirley Temple

3 thoughts on “Cocktail Hour – The Shirley Temple

  1. That’s really a cute look there! I’m kind of curious what a ‘virgin’ Shirley Temple would even be made of though. Maybe you could let me in on the secret of that basement ‘bar’? 🙂

    1. Thanks TheGreat Zambini! A Shirley Temple is just ginger ale and grenadine, and some maraschino cherries for garnish. No secret to the bar, just a nice neighbor entertaining his faux-grandkids.

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