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How to Make a Roy Rogers

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

How to Make a Roy Rogers
Currently my FAVORITE thing to drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 can or bottle of Coca Cola
  • 1 tablespoon Grenadine (more or less to taste)
  • maraschino cherry, optional (I personally don't like them)


  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour coke over the ice.
  • Add about a tablespoon of Grenadine. Stir and taste. Add more if you'd like! Add a cherry if you want.


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 13mgSugar: 42gCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Cola, Roy Rogers
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Sunday 6th of August 2017

Never had one befor now I can't wait to try one. Thanks for sharing,


Thursday 5th of January 2017

Nice post! I'm looking forward to trying this out.

I used to get Roy Rogers all the time at weddings and celebrations that had an open bar when I was still under 21. Even now I'll ask for a cherry coke at a restaurant if they'll make it with grenadine.


Saturday 28th of September 2013

Start experimenting with different brands of grenadine! You'll be surprised at how different they can be.


Friday 27th of September 2013

Bringing back memories of my childhood. Awesome!



Thursday 26th of September 2013

Great job! Now I am thirsty:)