How to Make a Shirley Temple

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My parents don’t let me drink soda. :(.  They say it has too much sugar in it. The only exception is that sometimes I get to have a Shirley Temple on special occasions- like going out to dinner.

Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink.  It is sometimes served to children who are dining with adults.  People do not know if this drink was actually served to the child actress Shirley Temple or if it was just named after her.  We might not know the whole story, but we do know that Shirley Temples are a kid-favorite!  Here’s how you make this legendary drink…

Ingredients for Shirley Temple

These are all the ingredients used in order to make a Shirley Temple.

Ice in a glass

Put ice in a tall glass.


Fill the glass with Sprite.

Making a Shirley Temple

Drizzle Grenadine into the Sprite.

Making a Shirley Temple

Stir it up!

Making a Shirley Temple

Add a maraschino cherry on top.

Shirley Temple with a squiggly straw

Add a squiggly straw!

Shirley Temple

Drink your results!

Shirley Temple

This drink is always a kid favorite (especially MINE!)


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 can Sprite or 7-Up
  • dash of Grenadine syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Fill a tall glass 3/4 full of ice cubes.
  2. Pour Sprite over ice cubes until the glass is almost full.
  3. Add a dash of Grenadine syrup.
  4. Stir.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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