Vodka Cocktail Recipe
This post contains affiliate links and/or images. When I was a kid and we went out for a “fancy” dinner, my parents would let my sister and I order a Shirley Temple. This classic drink is made with ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and garnished with a maraschino cherry.
A Grown Up Shirley Temple
As an adult, I have not lost that love for the drink of my childhood. I have changed it to be an adult version, called a Dirty Shirley Vodka Cocktail Recipe. If you are looking for cocktail ideas and suggestions, you have landed in the right page!
The Dirty Shirley Vodka Cocktail Recipe is a light and refreshing drink. It is easy to make and your guests will love it. It will make the perfect signature drink for your next party.
It is affordable and pairs well with virtually any food. This drink goes perfectly with my Pork Enchiladas with a Creamy Green Sauce!
This Vodka Cocktail Recipe Is Adaptable
What I love about this Dirty Shirley Vodka Cocktail Recipe, is you can change it to fit your taste. If you don’t have or like vodka, add tequila or gin. If you don’t have grenadine, add cranberry juice.
Garnish with your favorite fruit if you don’t want the cherries. I had fresh blackberries and oranges, and they were perfect with this delicious drink! Leave out the alcohol and you have a great mocktail for the kids.
To make the Dirty Shirley Cocktail , you will need:
- 1 oz vodka
- 5 – 6 oz lemon lime soda or club soda
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
- Splash of Cranberry Juice (optional)
- Squeeze of lemon
So Easy To Make!
Add ice to your favorite cocktail glass. Pour your alcohol and soda. Top with the grenadine syrup and/or cranberry juice and stir.
Add a squeeze of fresh lemon and garnish with fresh fruit. Now you have made the delicious Dirty Shirley Vodka Cocktail Recipe!
Did you drink Shirley Temple’s when you were a kid? What are your favorite memories of ordering one?
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Jenn @TheRebelChick saysApril 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm
I love the idea of an adult version of the Shirley Temple! It sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!
Dawn saysApril 30, 2015 at 10:44 pm
I’ll take a Dirty Shirley, please! She sounds deliciously off color! =D
Lois Alter Mark saysMay 1, 2015 at 12:07 am
It’s 5 p.m. here. Can I please have one? Looks yummy!
Jenn saysMay 1, 2015 at 12:42 am
YES please! These look amazing! I loved okay still do love virgin Shirley Temples. Its a childhood favorite.
Dee Mauser saysMay 1, 2015 at 1:07 am
I’ve honestly never had a Shirley Temple drink. The adult version sounds very refreshing though.
Shauna saysMay 1, 2015 at 2:31 am
Oh my heavenly goodness, this sounds amazing. I am sure it goes down nice and smoothly, too. Thanks for sharing,
Tammilee TIps saysMay 1, 2015 at 4:55 am
This sounds like a great cocktail to enjoy after a long day at work! I love to try new cocktails.
Christina saysMay 1, 2015 at 4:58 am
Come to mama! This sounds incredibly refreshing. Definitely going to try these this summer!
becca saysMay 1, 2015 at 2:06 am
what a yummy drink. will have to try it
Tina Bowling saysMay 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Super yum, I will make it this week!
Melissa Vera saysMay 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm
I loved Shirley Temples when I was a little girl. They were a treat I would get after my dad played baseball.
Emily @ Baby Dickey saysMay 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm
Good timing – we’re having a party tomorrow night 😉 I’m a fan of vodka cranberry drinks so this is perfect!
AJ @ NutriFitMama saysMay 1, 2015 at 11:50 am
This looks so good! I will definitely have to try it 🙂
Terri Ramsey Beavers saysMay 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm
This looks so good, I’d love to try it. I don’t have any grenadine syrup on hand but that’s easily solved. Thanks for sharing.
Debi saysMay 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm
I always loved Shirley Temples when I was a kid. I am definitely going to make this adult version.
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom saysMay 2, 2015 at 2:31 am
I’ve never heard of this before but it sure is a pretty drink!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey saysOctober 13, 2015 at 9:50 am
Whoa! This is a very sexy cocktail. I like this for a Girls Night In get together. Ya’ know there’s nothing wrong with gettin’ a lil’ dirty. What a fun idea. Love it and naturally I’ll drink to this. Cheers! Thank you.
Jenn saysNovember 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm
Drinking it now!! Soo tasty and refreshing!!!!
Mary Songer saysOctober 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm
I love the drink recipes you post. I remember growing up my parents would have people over and serve fancy cocktails. Once in a while I would get a small sip. Funny thing is they always used whiskey and today whiskey is one of the few liquors that I’m not that fond of.
Mary Songer saysOctober 14, 2017 at 12:42 am
I loved Shirley Temples as a kid. And I love this drink as an adult. I made it with the grenadine and the cherries. Delicious. And it looks like the original!
Peggy Nunn saysAugust 13, 2018 at 8:32 am
This looks like a really refreshing drink. I think my sister would like it. I will have to tell her about it.
TammyLyne saysAugust 13, 2018 at 10:10 pm
You managed to bring my favorite child hood drink into this decade.I swear I always order shirley ttemples when we are out and I feel so odd doing so lol
Dana Rodriguez saysAugust 14, 2018 at 10:19 am
This sounds really delicious! Perfect summer cocktail!
Lynne B saysAugust 14, 2018 at 8:32 pm
Love your idea! It sounds perfect for a girls night!
starla saysAugust 15, 2018 at 10:02 pm
This looks and sounds so good! I still love Shirley Temple’s to this day so I know I would love this one! Never tried it but totally pinning now!