How to Make the Perfect Shirley Temple
I don’t think there’s a girl out there who doesn’t love Shirley Temples. This classic kids’ cocktail has been my older daughter’s favorite restaurant treat for years. Just a few nights ago, we wanted to go out for dinner and gave her the honor of choosing the restaurant. She immediately chose a place nearby that we all know and love and while waiting for our table, I asked her why she chose this place. Her response – “They make the best Shirley Temples!”
What?! Really?! Okay, they make a darn good margarita, too, but that’s beside the point. Such a thing has never been my basis for choosing where I want to eat my evening meal. Right then and there I decided it was time to show this girl how simple it is to recreate her favorite restaurant drink at home.
She was amazed how easy it was and I was happy when she declared my Shirley Temple concoction, “way better than the ones at the restaurant!” Psst… It’s all about the cherry juice/Sprite ratio which will vary by glass size. So easy:
1. Fill glass with ice (we like the slushiness of crushed).
2. Pour in the Sprite and 1-2 TBSP cherry juice.
3. Top with cherries and serve.