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dirty Shirley Temple in glass with lime and cherry
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Dirty Shirley Temple

The classic non-alcoholic drink of your childhood, the Shirley Temple, just grew up. With the addition of a jigger of vodka, you’ll have a Dirty Shirley Temple, and be right on trend with this grownup cocktail for your summer happy hours!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dirrty shirley temple, dirty shirley, shirley temple drink, summer cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Add vodka and grenadine.
  • Top it off with the lemon lime soda
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries and lime slices, if desired.
  • Stir and enjoy!


Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • For kid-friendly drinks, leave out the vodka and you’ll have a Shirley Temple!
  • You can make a big batch of this cocktail and serve it in a punch bowl with maraschino cherries, lime slices and lemon slices too! So pretty!
  • 3 Tablespoons is one jigger. Add more if you prefer more vodka than one jigger.
  • Add more grenadine syrup for a deeper color and added flavor
  • You can substitute ginger ale for the lemon-lime soda
  • You can substitute ginger ale for half of the lemon-lime soda and make this cocktail with two sodas
  • Gin, in place of the vodka, will also work in this recipe
  • If you prefer tequila, you can substitute it for the vodka
  • White rum will also be delicious in place of the vodka
  • You can make this colorful cocktail with cherry vodka in place of the vodka


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 27g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.04mg