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Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple is probably the most famous mocktail ever. This classic made of ginger ale and grenadine with a squeeze of lemon or lime is considered one of the most famous and popular cocktails ever. Try the Shirley Temple recipe now and enjoy the drink at home!

Shirley Temple Recipe

  • 8 cl ginger ale
  • 1.5 cl lemon juice
  • A squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 cl grenadine

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour grenadine and lemon juice into a highball glass, one at a time.
  2. Carefully top up the glass with ginger ale and add a squeeze of lime juice to the mix.
  3. Now just grit with a lemon wedge or classically a Maraschino cherry and then serve.
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Recipe by Chris

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The Shirley Temple Mocktail is incredibly easy to prepare. First, put a few ice cubes in a long drink glass. First pour in grenadine and then lemon juice. Now you can fill the glass almost completely with ginger ale. Finally, add a squeeze of lime juice to the mocktail and garnish it with a lemon wedge or classically with a Maraschino cherry. And that’s how easy and quick you can make the Shirley Temple Mocktail.

This is what the Shirley Temple Mocktail tastes like


21 Reviews

The taste of this mocktail is very pleasant and fruity. The sweet notes of grenadine harmonise very well with the tart notes of the ginger ale and the tart notes of the citrus juices. Overall, the taste is very pleasant and not too sweet (like most other mocktails). Try the drink yourself and adjust the recipe until the drink is exactly to your taste: You want to enjoy a sweeter drink? Then use more grenadine. If you want a more fruity and tart drink, use more citrus juices in the preparation.

Perhaps the most famous mocktail of all

The Shirley Temple Cocktail is probably the most famous and popular mocktail recipe ever created. You can order and enjoy this drink in almost any cocktail bar. The drink is named after Shirley Temple. A child actress, singer and dancer, she starred in many films and television shows in the 1930s and 1940s. She later became a US diplomat and ambassador.

As a non-alcoholic drink, the Shirley Temple is one of the most frequently ordered drinks in cocktail bars and restaurants – regardless of whether the drink is on the menu or prepared on demand. However, it also always depends on the quality of the ingredients used and the skills of the bartender how good the drink tastes in the end. If you use a cheap or old ginger ale, or tasteless grenadine, the taste can be very negatively affected. The citrus juice should also always be freshly squeezed. This is how the Shirley Temple becomes a truly refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail.

In recent years, more and more bartenders have come up with newer and newer recipes that are actually just variations of the Shirley Temple. For example, the ginger ale is often changed and replaced with soda water and ginger syrup. Every now and then, the ginger ale is replaced by lemonade. This makes the drink less tart and more sweet. As a result, children also like the drink much more.

But would you rather have it with alcohol?

Would you prefer to prepare the Shirley Temple Mocktail with alcohol? Then we have something for you here too: enjoy the Dirty Shirley. Simply add 4 cl of vodka or gin to the glass. This gives the drink a pleasantly alcoholic, spicy note, but it remains fundamentally fresh and fruity.

Regardless of how you prepare the Shirley Temple: The drink convinces with a very pleasant fruity flavour profile that has already won over one or two critics. And even die-hard cocktail drinkers can find something to like about this mocktail. Try the drink yourself and convince yourself of its taste! Try it now!

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