“Adult” Shirley Temple Pitcher Cocktail

By Food52
March 4, 2018
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Author Notes: There’s a reason Shirley Temples are such a hit—the vibrant color, the vivid cherry flavor—but they can be awfully sweet. This grown up version is far more balanced and less cloying, keeping the grenadine but swapping the ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for club soda (as well as adding a good measure of bright flavored vodka). Don’t skip the lemon wheels in the pitcher, or the lemon wedge squeezed into each drink; the little burst of acid is a perfect counter to the sweeter elements of the vodka and grenadine.

This crowd-friendly cocktail was developed with our partner Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, a unique, citrus-berry flavored vodka.

Please drink responsibly. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry. Vodka infused with natural flavors. 30% Alc/Vol. The Sminoff Co., Norwalk, CT.

Serves: 6

  • 6 ounces Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry vodka
  • 4.5 ounces grenadine
  • 24 ounces club soda
  • Lemon wheels and lemon slices, for garnish
  1. In a large pitcher filled with ice, stir all ingredients together. Dress up the pitcher with a few lemon wheels. To serve, pour over fresh ice in a collins glass. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each drink. Serve with a straw.

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