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two Shirley Temple drinks with a bowl of maraschino cherries

Shirley Temple Drink Recipe

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 10-ounce drink 1x


A Shirley Temple is a fun non alcoholic drink that’s made with ginger ale, grenadine, and orange juice.  It’s easy to whip up in just a few minutes.  This classic treat for kids will be popular at a party or all summer long!


  • 1 cup ginger ale (240 ml)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (80 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine (15 ml)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish
  • Orange slices, for garnish


Making an Individual Glass

  1. Place about 4 ice cubes in a 12-ounce highball glass and pour in the ginger ale.  (The drink makes about 10 ounces of liquid, but you need a 12-ounce glass to make room for the ice cubes.)
    person pouring ginger ale into a glass of ice
  2. Add the orange juice and grenadine.  Stir gently to combine.
    person stirring a Shirley Temple drink with a straw
  3. Cut a slit in an orange slice and a maraschino cherry, then balance the garnishes on the rim of the glass.  Enjoy immediately.
    person putting a maraschino cherry on a Shirley Temple drink

Making a Pitcher

  1. Stir together 2 2/3 cups of orange juice and 1/2 cup of grenadine until combined.
  2. Just before serving, stir in 8 cups of ginger ale.
  3. Pour the Shirley Temple drink into individual glasses and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.  This will make eight 10-ounce glasses.


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  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

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