Shirley Temple

Made popular in the 1930’s by an actress by the same name, the Shirley Temple caught on with children around the world ordering a Shirley Temples while dining out with their parents. Decades later, many of us can recall the non-alcoholic cocktail without understanding the reference, until now.

Shirley Temple
Quick Guide

Shirley Temple

What is it?
A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink made with lemon juice, grenadine and lemonade garnished with a maraschino cherry.

Where is it from?
The story goes that the Shirley Temple was invented in the 1930’s by a bartender in Beverly Hills, California, to serve to the child actress by the same name.

What does it taste like?
This non-alcoholic drink contrasts the sparkle and acid of the lemonade base with the sweetness of grenadine. The grenadine, while functioning as colouring, also makes this drink extremely sweet, so a minimal amount should be added.


The Shirley Temple has been modified for adults by adding alcohol. There are many varieties, such as a Dirty Shirley, which includes the addition of vodka.


  • 15ml grenadine 
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice  
  • Lemonade  
  • Cherry


1. Add Grenadine, lemon juice into a tall glass with ice. 
2. Top with lemonade.
3. Garnish with a cherry.
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