Spiked Shirley Temple


This is a super simple non-fussy drink. It’s more about the awesome idea of spiking a Shirley Temple than figuring out the actual recipe- like if you were ever 9 years old and looked forward to ordering this drink (sans alcohol) anytime your parents took you out to a restaurant, you can probably guess what’s in it. This grown up version still has that sweet cherry, pucker your lips flavor, but with the added bonus of vodka. This is so tasty, it’s dangerous- and yes, I do need to buy more vodka- thanks for noticing 😉

Spiked Shirley Temple

Using an 8 ounce glass, mix 1 ounce of vodka, 5.5 ounces of 7UP or Sprite, and 1 ounce of grenadine. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. (If you want a little added cherry flavor, you can sub in cherry flavored vodka)

Update: Apparently, I have lived under a rock and this drink is officially called a ‘dirty Shirley,’ I don’t know why, but I don’t like that name at all, like it taints my memories of Shirley Temples or something…Ha! I’m sticking with a spiked Shirley!

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