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

Mar 23, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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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!

dirty shirley temple cocktail
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Dirty Shirley Temple cocktail recipe

Serves 2

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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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