How to Make a Roy Rogers

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When I was younger, I used to have Shirley Temples (when we went out for dinner), and I showed you how to make those in my VERY FIRST POST EVER!  Now I’m at that age where you start to like Coke and Pepsi, so a post on How to Make a Roy Rogers is a perfect fit. The Roy Rogers drink is named after the cowboy actor and singer. I LOVE Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers, so it’s fun to make them homemade!

How to Make a Roy Rogers -

This picture was taken in front of my Dad’s brand-new sports bar in our new house. My Dad spent a lot of time and energy (and money) creating his dream bar. Can you see his prized rusted corrugated tin wall in the background?

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I’m ready to tackle this Roy Rogers! (But I don’t want to spill it when I tackle it because I am looking forward to drinking it!)  🙂

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You start with a glass of ice. You can put as much ice as you want, but if you put in too much ice you will hardly have anything to drink. I like a little ice to keep the drink cold, but not a ton.

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Pour the Coke into a glass. Use whatever kind of Coke you want, but I just used the old fashioned kind.

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Now here’s the good part! You pour in a splash of grenadine. If you are making this drink for yourself, you may want to take a sip of the Roy Rogers after every splash of grenadine to make sure that it tastes okay.

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This is the face of a man that loves his drink! I’m not sure this drink will make you all manly like the Dr. Pepper commercials all brag about, but it sure tastes good. Remember: If you are a young child, you may want to make a Shirley Temple with Sprite instead of a Roy Rogers. I just LOVE Roy Rogers and I hope that everyone else that makes this Roy Rogers will share my passion for this exquisite drink!

And even a kid can make one of his favorite drinks… Like Me!

How to Make a Roy Rogers

Currently my FAVORITE thing to drink.


1 can/bottle of Coca Cola
1 tablespoon or so of Grenadine
maraschino cherry, optional (I personally don't like them)


1. Fill a glass with ice.

2. Pour coke over the ice.

3. Add about a tablespoon of Grenadine. Stir and taste. Add more if you'd like! Add a cherry if you want.