How to Make Sweet Shirley Temples

How to Make Sweet Shirley Temples

When I was first entering the workforce after graduating college and still socializing in bars, I stared ordering Shirley Temples to make it look like I had a cocktail in hand and to prevent people from offering me drinks. My lower tolerance meant I only need one alcoholic drink I can nurse for an hour and then take a break. If you hang out in a bar with friends and have no drink in hand, you’ll lose count on how many times people offer to grab you one. All this to say, it took a pandemic and some boredom to realize Shirley Temples are so easy to make! So, friends, I present to you, How to Make Sweet Shirley Temples!

It’s three-ingredient easy to make! You just need, ice, grenadine, and your favorite lemon-lime soda. I used Sprite. You can be an adult and garnish with one maraschino cherry per drink or indulge your inner child and make it two or three!

How to Make Sweet Shirley Temples

How to Make Sweet Shirley Temples

Three-Ingredient Shirley Temples
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Shirley Temples
Servings: 1
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Linda Eats World
Cost: $5


  • 1 ounce Grenadiine
  • 8 ounces your favorite lemon lime soda I used Sprite.
  • 1 marschino cherry for garnish


  • Fill your drinking glass with ice.
  • Pour one ounce of grenadine and about 8 ounces of lemon-lime soda.
  • Mix and garnish with maraschino cherry!


To make an adult beverage, you can add an ounce of your favorite vodka or rum into the drink!

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This recipe was so easy and you don’t need to be precise with these measurements! I eyeballed mine. I usually stick with water and coffee when I’m home so indulging in nostalgic and sweet Shirley Temples during the pandemic has made some moments at home feel a little more special and innocent.

What have you been making during the pandemic that you haven’t made before? Tell me in the comments!

For more recipes that take less than 5 ingredients, check out my posts on the trendy Dalgona coffee and easy strawberry sauce!

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