It’s starting to feel like spring down here in Southern California, I don’t know if it’ll stick around but right now I’m fully enjoying it! Yesterday there were two big football games, we were having pizza after church, and the sun was shining so I decided a “fun” drink was needed. We stopped off at the grocery store to grab the necessary ingredients and whipped up a few Shirley Temple’s when we got home.
I love Shirley Temple drinks – they’re fruity, they’re fizzy, and they’re fun! (I also love alliteration!) The only time I’ve ever ordered a Shirley Temple drink is when I’ve eaten out at Red Robin, but the last time that happened was ages ago, and the drink costs about $3.75 or more for one. When I make it myself, the drink cost me about $.10. Yep – ten cents for one serving. Now it’s even more enjoyable when I realize how little I can make it for.
I bought these cute glasses to use for fizzy drinks and I was excited to use them for a blog post. And I even found a few red straw leftover to top them off!
All you need is Sprite and Grenadine, the maraschino cherries are really just for decoration, but it doesn’t feel like a Shirley Temple without one. I guess the real version of the Shirley Temple is made with Ginger Ale, but I’m more of a lemon-lime pop type girl, so I chose Sprite.
Fill a glass with ice and splash in a tablespoon or two of the grenadine. Did you know that grenadine is a pomegranate juice mix? Mind blown! I always thought it was a cherry syrup mixed with something else, but I had no idea it was pomegranate! You only need a little because it is very syrupy and sugary, and a little gives a lot of flavor.
If you don’t know, grenadine is often used to flavor and color alcoholic drinks but the syrup itself doesn’t contain any alcohol.
Pour in your pop of choice, either Sprite, 7-UP, or ginger ale. Or if you wanted a Roy Rogers drink, you can even use Cola instead.
Stir to combine and top off with a maraschino cherry. It’s pretty and delicious! This is a perfect drink to make for a kids party, Super Bowl party, or even for a Valentine’s Day drink.
- 1-2 TBSP Grenadine Syrup
- 8-12 oz. Lemon-Lime Pop
- Maraschino Cherry, for topping, optional
- Fill a glass with ice, splash in the grenadine syrup - start with less because you can always add more.
- Top it off with the lemon-lime pop
- Stir to combine, top with a maraschino cherry.