The Shirley Temple is one of the great drinks of all time. It is a simple, non-alcoholic mixed drink that is popular enough so that you can order it for yourself or the kids at almost any restaurant you visit.
The recipe is very easy and it is a nice way to shake up your soda routine at home.
To make a Shirley Temple, you will simply need three ingredients: two light sodas and grenadine to add a fruity flavor. The combination is fantastic and refreshing, and it is one of the best soda fountain drinks you will have.
This homemade soda recipe was one of the original "mocktails" and, of course, it was named after the famous child star. Shirley Temple left a legacy beyond the movies and this fantastic mixed drink is just one of them.
- Pour the lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a collins glass with ice cubes.
- Add a dash of grenadine.
- Garnish with a cherry.
One of the biggest questions regarding the Shirley Temple is: why are there two sodas?
It is unusual, yes, but each of them brings a nice balance to the drink. The lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite) add a refreshing citrus while the ginger ale adds a sweet spice.
While the difference may be subtle, the combination makes a difference and if you don't believe it, mix grenadine with both sodas alone and compare those drinks to the Shirley Temple.