In this post: A classic Shirley Temple Recipe the way it should be – made with Orange Juice. Plus a version with alcohol for the adults!
Ya gotta love a good drink recipe. And this Shirley Temple drink recipe does not disappoint even the adults!
Yes, yes. I know the Shirley Temple is totally a child’s drink.
Really, I do.
But for me it comes with such happy memories. Memories of holidays with my family and visiting with my grandma. Shirley Temples also happen to be a favorite of my kids. Our girls especially.
What is a Shirley Temple?
A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic drink, likely created for and named after the young actress, Shirley Temple. Ironically, she apparently didn’t like the drink, saying in interviews that it was too sweet!
I created this recipe to have at home because I’ve noticed something lately when we order Shirley Temples at a restaurant. There’s no orange juice. Just lemon lime soda and grenadine. Which is totally weird to me. There was always orange juice when I was growing up.
To make a Shirley Temple with orange juice:
Fill a glass half-full with ice cubes. Then add a half a cup of orange juice and half a cup of Sprite or 7UP. Then gently pour in a tablespoon of grenadine. Top with an orange slice wrapped cherry on a cocktail stick. Serve immediately.
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup Sprite or 7UP
- 1-2 Tbsp Grenadine
- 1-2 maraschino cherries
- 1/2 slice naval orange
- Fill glass half full with ice cubes.
- Add orange juice and then soda.
- Gently add Grenadine.
- Top with cherry and orange slice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 97gFiber: 1gSugar: 85gProtein: 1g
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.
Shirley Temple Recipe Video Tutorial
If you want to see how I make Shirley Temples in our kitchen, check out the video below:
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Wanna make a hard version of this Shirley Temple recipe (with alcohol)?
Yup that’s totally a thing. It’s called – ahem – a Dirty Shirley.
Don’t blame me I didn’t make it up!
Anyway, to make a Dirty Shirley just add 1.5 ounces of rum or vodka to the glass before you add the grenadine.
Something else altogether!
What do you think – orange juice or no orange juice in your Shirley Temple? Can you think of an occasion to make these?
P.S. Like this drink? Maybe you’ll like our other drinks too?