Growing up we always had Shirley Temples on special occasions. I looked forward to the day when my mom pulled the grenadine and maraschino cherries out of the fridge! These fun & festive drinks are so easy to make and the addition of orange juice not only adds layers but great flavor as well.
What Are Layered Shirley Temples?
Layered Shirley Temple Ingredients
Orange Juice: This is what will help to add flavor and layers to the drink!
7-Up: While you could use Gingerale, I prefer the taste of 7-up. Use whichever you’d think you’d like.
Grenadine Syrup: This is a pomegranate syrup found in the alcohol drink mix section of a store, but it is non-alcoholic.
Whipped Cream: An optional topping, but it looks pretty and adds a little more fun to every sip.
Maraschino Cherries: Another optional garnish, but Shirley Temples are almost always served with cherries.
How to Make a Layered Shirley Temple
In your glass, add a few ice cubes.
Add your orange juice to the glass, followed by the 7-Up.
Now add in the grenadine syrup and allow it to sink to the bottom of the cup. This is what makes that layered look we want!
Add some whipped cream over the top of the drink and garnish with a maraschino cherry.
- ice cubes
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup 7-Up
- 2 tbsp grenadine syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Add your ice cubes to your glass.
- Next, add the orange juice, followed by the 7-Up.
- Then add in the grenadine and allow it to sink to the bottom of the glass, giving it a layered look.
- Top it off with whipped cream and a cherry before serving, and enjoy.
What is Grenadine Syrup and Where Do I Find It?
Grenadine is pomegranate syrup and can be found in the mixed drink section of your grocery store. It has a fruit flavor that’s mild but unique. I loved it as a child- and as a grown up I still really enjoy it!
Why is it called a Shirley Temple?
The reason behind this drink’s invention varies depending on what you read. Most claim that it was named after the child actress and that it was a drink often served to her in the 1930’s. Others claim it’s name is based on a dark rum used to make a Dirty Shirley (alcoholic version). Either way, this drink is incredible and the mysterious background just makes it more fun.
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