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A Shirley Temple is pretty, pink, and irresistibly fizzy. It turns any occasion into a celebration, and it’s the perfect beverage for every age.

Shirley temples in three clear glasses with a clear bowl filled with cherries.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Shirley Temple Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Shirley Temple drink ingredients.

Ingredient notes

  • Grenadine: A deep red, pomegranate-flavored syrup.
  • Soda: Modern Shirley Temples are made with white soda such as Sprite or 7UP. For a more traditional approach, substitute ginger ale (you could add a splash of orange juice, too).

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice, then add about 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of grenadine. Top with white soda, then garnish with maraschino cherries.
Grenadine and an ice cube in a clear glass with sprite being poured into it from a bottle.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: Makes 8 drinks.
  • Roy Rogers: Substitute Coca-Cola for the Sprite.
  • Cherry juice: It’s not the same as grenadine, but using the maraschino cherry juice from the jar tastes good too (and also makes a pink drink).

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Shirley temples in three clear glasses with a clear bowl filled with cherries.

Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is pretty, pink, and irresistibly fizzy. It turns any occasion into a celebration, and it's the perfect beverage for every age.
5 from 87 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Servings 8 servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 216

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Fill a glass with ice. Add 1 ounce (2 tbsp) grenadine, then top with 8 ounces lemon-lime soda. Garnish with maraschino cherries if desired.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Grenadine: A deep red, pomegranate-flavored syrup.
  2. Soda: Modern Shirley Temples are made with white soda such as Sprite or 7UP. For a more traditional approach, substitute ginger ale (you could add a splash of orange juice, too).
  3. Yield: Makes 8 drinks.
  4. Roy Rogers: Substitute Coca-Cola for the Sprite.
  5. Cherry juice: It’s not the same as grenadine, but using the maraschino cherry juice from the jar tastes good too (and also makes a pink drink).

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 1gSodium: 36mgPotassium: 14mgSugar: 45gCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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  1. It doesn’t say to mix but I think you probably should or add the grenadine on top? Or am I doing something wrong5 stars

    1. Hi King Charles, when the lemon-lime soda is added after the grenadine, it mixes itself naturally. You can also stir if needed! Enjoy – Meggan

  2. I saw this photo online,clicked the recipe, and started watering at the mouth when i found out how easy this is!! I immediatly started craving it and the second I went home I made it and LOVED it!!!!!!!!!! TYSM!!!5 stars

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