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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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Shirley Temple Mocktail Drink – The Mindful Mocktail

With just a few simple ingredients, you can mix up A Shirley Temple mocktail for any occasion. This drink is perfect for kids, mamas to be and those going alcohol free.

It’s fizzy. It’s sweet. It’s utterly refreshing. And it’s non-alcoholic, making this easy Shirley Temple mocktail recipe a favorite drink to add a splash of class to any event. As a kid, I always loved them because I felt so grown up.

red drink in a tall glass garnished with cherries and mint served on a dark wooden board

Even now though, I love this easy mocktail because it has such a light and revitalizing taste. Whether it’s for kids, an expecting mama, or for someone who just doesn’t feel like drinking alcohol, the Shirley Temple drink is one of the best there is for raising your glass at celebration.

What is a Shirley Temple Mocktail?

Yes, the drink is related to famous child actress from bygone years, and Shirley in her curly-haired glory is behind this now-famous mocktail. The cute story behind the drink goes like this: one night when out for dinner with her parents, Shirley was frustrated she couldn’t have one of the fancy cocktails her parents were drinking. The bartender, not wanting to upset the star, whipped up this pretty, non-alcoholic drink, garnished it with a cherry and called it the Shirley Temple.

Researching this story made me go down a Ms Temple rabbit hole online – if you haven’t read about her amazing life, I encourage you to do so!

I also encourage you to make this drink, especially if you haven’t had one since you were a child. No doubt it will take you on a journey down memory lane.

Why You Should Make it

There are so many reasons but here are just a few. This recipe is:

Simple: It takes just minutes to make. Just pour the ingredients into a glass filled with ice, stir, and serve!

Fast: And yes, I mentioned it takes minutes to make. You won’t waste precious time away from your guests to make this mocktail.

Great for parties: This recipe can also be made in larger batches to make it even easier to serve and enjoy. Increase the serving sizes accordingly and you can put it in a pretty pitcher everyone so everyone can refill as needed. It also makes a perfect virgin punch.

Ingredients and How to Make it

Typically served in a Collins glass, the Shirley Temple recipe is traditionally made using just ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, then garnished with a maraschino cherry.

There have been plenty of variations over the years, this is how I made mine:

1 cup ginger ale

1 teaspoon grenadine

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Maraschino cherries for garnishing

To make it, just fill a tall glass with ice, then add the ginger ale, grenadine and lime. Stir and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

What in the World is Grenadine?

Don’t worry…while grenadine is used to make many cocktails, it is completely non-alcoholic. It’s a sugar-sweetened pomegranate syrup. Even though it has no alcohol, you’ll likely find it at a liquor store or in the liquor aisle of your local supermarket. Check by the club soda or ask for it.

It is very sweet, so you don’t need much at all! This is the liquid that creates the beautiful sunrise effect in sunrise mocktails.

Healthier Substitutions

Want to make your drink healthier and lower in sugar? That’s very easy to do. Instead of using regular ginger ale, you can use diet ginger ale. This will shave off some of the calories.

Additionally, since grenadine has lots of sugar, you can replace it with regular pomegranate juice. As far as juices go, pomegranate is one of the healthiest. If you love it, be sure to try my delicious pomegranate mocktails too.

These swaps won’t compromise flavor OR your healthy goals. So you can enjoy your non-alcoholic beverage with even less guilt than ever before!

Throw in the cherry and maybe a little sprig of mint too and it just looks so pretty. That brilliant red color really pops in the glass, making it a non-alcoholic drink that kids and adults alike will enjoy drinking.

I hope you enjoy making this Shirley Temple mocktail as much as I did!

red drink in a tall glass garnished with cherries and mint served on a dark wooden board

The Best Shirley Temple Mocktail

An easy Shirley Temple mocktail recipe made with ginger ale, grenadine and fresh lime juice. Perfect for kids, pregnant women and non-drinkers.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy mocktail, mocktails for kids

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 test grenadine
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Maraschino cherries to garnish optional

Instructions

  • Add ginger ale, grenadine and lime to an ice filled glass and stir.Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

Notes

For a healthier option, use diet ginger ale and replace the grenadine with pomegranate juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 260mls | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.