The Dirty Shirley

Posted by Courtney Frye on

Anyone else a fan of the Shirley Temple? The mocktail, specifically!

I remember as a kid, on very special occasions, we would get to order a Shirley Temple and we felt so grown up!

And while my hometown of Gastonia, NC has grown up a lot over the years, we had to drive to Charlotte for a nice restaurant when we were younger. I mean, we thought we were big stuff when Chili's came to town! 

I remember this one Charlotte restaurant we would go to for birthdays or celebrations. I believe it was called Bobby McGee's. The wait staff acted as if they were specific characters and played practical jokes throughout the meal, like "accidentally" squirting a ketchup bottle in your lap that was really just a retractable red string. But it would give any one wearing white a legit fright! 

While I was pregnant with the boys, if we were ever at an event with an open bar I'd ask Phillip to get me a Shirley Temple. That way, I could look the part without the alcohol.

I recently stumbled upon a cocktail recipe for a Dirty Shirley so you know I was high tailing it up the alphabet store to get the cherry infused vodka that it called for. I've been obsessed ever since and in case you, too, are looking for a refreshing beverage to enjoy on the deck or by the pool, here's what your going to need. 

 Dirty Shirley Cocktail - Single Serving

2 oz. Smirnoff Cherry Vodka
4 oz. Sprite or Sprite Zero
Splash of Grenadine
Lime Wedge
Maraschino Cherries for Garnish

Pour it over ice and enjoy!

Want to see more of my summer cocktail favorites? Head over to my Pinterest account and follow my Cocktails Board!

Cheers!

 

(following along on my cocktail pinterest board here!)


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