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Shirley Temple Drink Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Shirley Temple Drink It is a bubbly, refreshing, and pink-colored non-alcoholic mocktail drink. It is usually made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Shirley Temple Drink with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe below to show the process visually clear. This Homemade Shirley Temple Drink is one of the easy-to-make iced drinks and can be a perfect treat for kid’s parties, get-togethers, or as a summer refreshment for all ages.

Shirley temple drink served in a glass
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What is Shirley Temple Drink?

Shirley Temple Drink is a bright pink-colored fizzy non-alcoholic drink made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. It is one of the kids-friendly drinks and known to be one of the first mocktail drinks prepared for the actress Shirley Temple.

It was said that the drink was first prepared for the actress in the 1930s. As a child star, she often attended many parties with adults where she could not enjoy alcoholic drinks that were prepared for adults. Hence the bartenders prepared a mocktail using the basic non-alcoholic syrup, soda, and cherries. Since then the drink became popular across the United States and enjoyed by kids and adults.

This bubbly and refreshing drink is one of the simplest drinks to make and you can enjoy it as a party treat or summer refreshment.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Shirley Temple Drink are minimal and it should be easily available in most supermarkets around. So let us see what they are below.

Shirley temple drink ingredients on a table
  • Grenadine Syrup – It is a syrup made with pomegranate and sugar. It gives the pretty pink color to the drink
  • Lemon Lime Soda – I have used 2 ounces of lemon-lime soda and you can also use upto 4 ounce. Here I have diluted the 1 tbsp of lemon-lime concentrate with 3 tbsp of plain soda
  • Ginger Ale – I have used 4 ounce here, you can also feel free to skip and use lemon lime soda. If you are using lemon soda alone then use 6 ounce of it
  • Maraschino Cherries – To garnish the drink
  • Ice Cubes – Loads of ice cubes to chill the drink

How to make Shirley Temple Drink?

The recipe I have shared here is a classical Shirley Temple Drink and it is a non-alcoholic drink popular in most restaurants across the United States. I have also shared some ideas and alternatives in the tips section below.

Shirley temple drink served in a glass

Following are the high-level instructions to make this drink but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photo and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Add Ice cubes – Fill the serving glass with ice cubes
  • Add all the ingredients -Add 2 tbsp of Grenadine Syrup, ¼ cup of Lemon Lime Soda and ½ cup of Ginger Ale
  • Mix – Mix everything well using a long spoon
  • Garnish – Finally, garnish with Maraschino Cherries and it is now ready for you to taste and enjoy
  • Serve – Serve this fizzy Shirley Temple Drink as a party drink, or a refreshing summer treat. And it is a perfect drink for all age groups from kids to adults

Tips

  • Rate – Usually for 2 tbsp or 1 oz of Grenadine Syrup, you can add 4 oz or ½ cup of ginger ale, and 2 oz or ¼ cup of Lemon-Lime Soda. But you can also use 6 oz of either ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
  • Variations – You can also use 7 Up, sprite, or ginger beer for ginger ale for a different flavor
  • Alternate for Grenadine – You can also use Pomegranate, cranberry, or cherry juice as an alternative to achieve similar color and flavor

Calories

This Shirley Temple Drink that I have shared here contains 190 calories per serving. And it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change or alter the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

I would like to make this drink as fresh as possible to enjoy its fresh fizzy punch and flavor. And I recommend the same to you to enjoy its real taste and flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serving this bubbly non-alcoholic drink topped with Maraschino Cherries for a kids party, get-together, or as a summer treat.

You could also find similar recipes below and more at summer drinks recipes.

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Shirley Temple Drink Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Shirley Temple Drink Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a non-alcoholic party drink at home.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 1 serving

Shirley Temple Drink

Shirley temple drink served in a glass

Shirley Temple Drink is a bubbly, refreshing, and pink-colored non-alcoholic mocktail drink. It is usually made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. This Homemade Shirley Temple Drink is one of the easy-to-make iced drinks and can be a perfect treat for kids’ parties, get-togethers, or as a summer refreshment for all ages.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Grenadine Syrup

  • 2 oz / ¼ cup Lemon Lime Soda

  • 4 oz / ½ cup Ginger Ale

  • 2 Maraschino Cherry, to garnish

Notes

  1. Rate – Usually for 2 tbsp or 1 oz of Grenadine Syrup, you can add 4 oz or ½ cup of ginger ale, and 2 oz or ¼ cup of Lemon-Lime Soda. But you can also use 6 oz of either ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
  2. Variations – You can also use 7 Up, sprite, or ginger beer for ginger ale for a different flavor
  3. Alternate for Grenadine – Pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, or cherry juice can be used as an alternative for similar color and flavor to grenadine

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 190Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 0g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ


What is Shirley Temple Drink?

It is a bright pink-colored fizzy non-alcoholic drink made with grenadine syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries. It is one of the kids-friendly drinks and known to be one of the first mocktail drinks prepared for the actress Shirley Temple.

What is in Shirley Temple Drink?

Grenadine Syrup, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and maraschino cherries are the main ingredients that go into this drink.

Is grenadine alcoholic?

No, it’s not alcoholic and it is a syrup made with pomegranate and sugar.

Can I add 7 up instead of ginger ale?

Yes you can use 7 Up, sprite, or mountain dew instead of ginger ale for a similar taste and flavor

Does Shirley Temple Drink have caffeine?

No, it does not have any caffeine or alcoholic drink and that makes the drink suitable for all age groups from kids to adults.

What are the calories in Shirley Temple Drink?

This drink that I have shared here contains 190 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may change if you change or alter the ingredients. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!

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