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Shirley Temple mojito: For all you good girls who grew up to love rum

I’ll take extra cherries in my Shirley Temple mojito, please. The cherry was my favorite part of a Shirley Temple drink when I was a kid. I used to ask for extra, and now that I’m the one making the drinks, I like to load it up with cherries.

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Shirley temple lime mojito
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Lime and fresh mint complement this refreshing drink inside and out.

cherry lime mojito
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This colorful mojito isn’t kid stuff, that’s for sure, but it may just make you feel like a kid again even if just for a moment.

shirley temple mint mojito
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Shirley Temple mojito recipe

Serves 2

Total time: 5 minutes


  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 cup grenadine syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 ounces light rum
  • 16 mint leaves
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 lime slices, for garnish
  • 2 sprigs mint, for garnish
  • 6 maraschino cherries, for garnish

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  1. To the serving glasses, add about 1/2 the ice.
  2. To a small pitcher or large pouring measuring cup, add the lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir together.
  3. Gently roll the mint leaves between your hands a couple of times.
  4. Rub the mint leaves around the rims of the serving glasses.
  5. Add the mint leaves and 2 cherries to each serving glass.
  6. Top with the remaining ice.
  7. Pour the Shirley Temple mixture into the serving glasses.
  8. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime, sprig of mint and a maraschino cherry.
  9. Serve right away.

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shirley temple mojito
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