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Shirley Temple Recipe

Valentine’s Day is next Friday and we’re spending it together as a family. There won’t be any romantic dinners for two here but I actually prefer spending it with my little ones anyway. I find it much more fun to spend the day creating themed crafts, food and beverages. One of my personal favourite non-alcoholic beverages is the Shirley Temple and the kids love it too for something festive.


Shirley Temple Recipe



I love the layers of the Shirley Temple both visually and in flavour. As a child, what I looked forward to most whenever my parents would treat us out to a restaurant was knowing the first drink I would order would be the Shirley Temple. I always saved the cherry until last; I don’t know how many times I used my straw to dig out that cherry from the bottom of the glass, usually hiding under the remaining ice cubes.  It was part of the fun. Now that I have kids of my own, I see them get just as excited about this drink as I once did. I suppose it’s a bit of nostalgia but adding more memories to that makes my heart flutter and since it’s Valentine’s week, I think the Shirley Temple is the perfect drink for the big day.




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Shirley Temple Recipe with Orange Juice

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Shirley Temple Recipe
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup gingerale
  • ½ cup lime soda
  • 2 tbsp of grenadine
  • slices of lime for garnish
  • maraschino cherries with stems for garnish
  1. Fill a large glass half full with ice cubes.
  2. Layer the drink with orange juice first, pop then grenadine.
  3. Add 2 slices of lime and a maraschino cherry to the beverage, serve un-stirred.
  4. Stir before drinking.


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27 comments on “Shirley Temple Recipe”

  1. Stacey, this looks so good. Beautiful presentation <3

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  3. I love Shirley Temples!! It’s been ages since I’ve had one. I felt so sophisticated drinking these as a kid lol.

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  6. A classic! I still love Shirley Temples, and so do my kids!!

  7. I absolutely LOVE Shirley Temples!!!!! I have yet to make one at home, so going to have to try this!!!

  8. This looks so good! I still love Shirley Temples too! My daughter used to order every time we went out to eat too! Such a fun drink for kids! Have a great week Stacey!

  9. My kids will love this…thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Margarita’s are my favourite drink.

  11. I love Shirley Temples! My dad would always order them for us when we were little and my girls all grew up having them on special occassions! Thanks, this recipe brings back many happy memories.

  12. my girls loved getting those drinks at restaurants

  13. I cannot believe that I have never had one of these.

    • Don’t feel you’re alone: I’ve never heard of Shirley Temple Drink. Our most fancy “cocktail” was milkshakes growing up. That’s as sophisticated as a drink got for me…LOL.

  14. I always loved Shirley Temples. I also respected the orginal Shirey Temple.

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  19. What a pretty drink! Perfect for summer!

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