Dirty Shirley

December 10, 2012

“Hey barkeep, I’ll have a Shirley Temple on the rocks.. 8 cherries..extra syrup.”

As a kid, one of my favorite things about holiday parties was the Shirley Temple aka the kiddie cocktail.  I felt like such a grown up ordering from the bar. This drink tastes exactly like a Shirley Temple (i.e. a little dangerous!) and takes me back to the good old days of wearing a dress that matched my Madeline doll, tights, and patent leather mary janes while getting hopped up on sugar cookies and cherry syrup.. ahhh memories.


1.5 oz. cherry vodka
5-6 oz. Sprite Zero
a dash grenadine
marschino cherries

Pour ingredients over ice. Stir and serve.