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Dirty Shirley Temple is the better way to drink a childhood favorite

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Turn that innocent Shirley Temple into a fun cocktail with a big nostalgia factor

We all used to drink Shirley Temples as kids, but this one's just for the adults.

This version of that nostalgic grenadine drink you remember from childhood is made with vodka and delicious Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. You'll love the sweet taste and wonder why you haven't been making these since the day you turned 21, trust me!

Turn that innocent Shirley Temple into a fun cocktail with a big nostalgia factor
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Dirty Shirley Temple cocktail recipe

Serves 2

Total time: 5 minutes


  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • 1 can lemon-lime soda
  • 2 ounces grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Fill 2 short cocktail glasses with ice. Add equal amounts of vodka and Luxardo liqueur to each glass.
  2. Top with lemon-lime soda, and pour equal amounts of grenadine into each glass.
  3. Add in a few cherries, and serve cold.

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