Dirty Shirley Cocktail
A Dirty Shirley cocktail is the grown-up version of your favorite mocktail, the Shirley Temple. Made with grenadine and lemon-lime soda, it has the same fruity taste you love along with a kick from vodka.
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 253 kcal
Fill a glass with ice, then add 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) grenadine. Top with soda, then garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Vodka: Use plain vodka or substitute a cherry-flavored brand such as Smirnoff, Three Olives, Svedka, Pinnacle, UV, or Skyy. Grenadine is not made from cherries, but the flavor works.
Grenadine. A deep red, pomegranate-flavored syrup.
Soda: White soda such as Sprite or 7UP is common. For a more traditional approach, substitute ginger ale (you could add a splash of orange juice, too).
Yield: This recipe makes one cocktail.
Skinny: Use diet lemon-lime soda in place of the regular.
The classic version is made without vodka. Shirley Temple:
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).
Dirty Shirley Punch, makes a batch of 8 (6-ounce) cocktails:
2 cups vodka
1 cup grenadine
4 cups lemon-lime soda
8 maraschino cherries.
In a large pitcher or bowl, add vodka and grenadine and stir to combine. Carefully stir in lemon-lime soda.
Fill individual glasses with ice and top with 6 ounces Dirty Shirley Punch. Garnish with a cherry.
Serving: 1 cocktail | Calories: 253 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 20 mg | Sugar: 25 g