“Adult” Shirley Temple Pitcher Cocktail

March  4, 2018
3 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Serves 6
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. —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 6 ounces berry-flavored 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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2 Reviews

FrugalCat July 5, 2018
I have heard this called a Dirty Shirley as well as a Slutty Temple.
Wanda A. April 28, 2018
Those are rock glasses NOT collins glasses. Collins glasses are tall and narrow.