Don’t toss out that empty jar of Maraschino cherries just yet. Save that juice! It goes great with cocktails, such as this Spiked Shirley Temple. A traditional Shirley Temple is made with ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and garnished with a Maraschino cherry.
My adult version uses lemon-lime soda, with gin, cherry liqueur and Maraschino juice. Yum! I still remember when I had my first Shirley Temple. I was maybe 10 years old and I was at a steak restaurant waiting at the bar with some family for our table to be ready and my step-father’s dad said to the bartender “Get these girls a couple of Shirley Temple’s” I thought to myself, “What is that?” Then when the bartender brought me and my sister our drinks I was like WOW it looked so grown up! And it tasted so good from that point on, for almost the next 10 years I always ordered Shirley Temples when I was out at a restaurant.
Now that I am older, I have cut back on the sodas. But every now and then I like a good cocktail after a long days work and I love that this Spiked Shirley Temple satisfies my craving and takes me back to that time when I was around 10 years old and had my first Shirley Temple. This one really hits the spot.
- ¾ ounce gin
- ¾ ounce cherry liqueur
- 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
- 1 ounce Maraschino cherry juice
Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour ¾ ounce of gin and ¾ ounce of cherry liqueur over ice. Add 4 ounces of lemon lime soda and 1 ounce of Maraschino cherry juice. Stir and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 159mg Carbohydrates: 70g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 66g Protein: 1g
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