The Perfect Shirley Temple – this sweet and refreshing drink is the BEST compliment to a hot summer afternoon.
Refreshing Summer Drink – The Perfect Shirley Temple
My favorite part of summer is all of the fun and fruity drinks you can make with in-season fruit! This Classic Shirley Temple is exactly what I’m looking for in a summer drink: cool, sweet and refreshing. And honestly, this summer drink recipe couldn’t get much easier. I can’t get enough of these!
Party Drink for a Crowd
Now, this drink can be made with either a lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-Up) or ginger ale. Both sodas create a tasty drink, but if you are making this drink for a party I would lean toward using Sprite or 7-Up. A couple of other things about the Classic Shirley Temple recipe:
- This is traditionally a non-alcoholic drink. But, if you want to make this a Dirty Shirley, just add a shot of liquor. Rum and vodka are perfect choices!
- The home made grenadine is 100% worth the 15 minutes it takes to make. The flavor is deeper and you get to skip the high fructose corn syrup and additives from the store bought version.
- Shirley Temple’s are perfect for a party with both adults and kids. Just omit the alcohol for the kids!