A simple twist on an old classic – this Creamy Shirley Temple drink hits the spot every time! A little bit of citrus,
Shirley Temple Drink
Recently I hosted a outdoor summer party and I was looking for the perfect drink to serve. I found a tropical Shirley Temple recipe and knew it’d hit the spot but I added something to make it creamy. I have to admit, I’m a sucker for all types of fizzy drinks and this one definitely hits the spot. It has fizz, cream and a little bit of lime. So so good!
What is a Shirley Temple Drink?
A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic drink usually made with lemon-lime soda, grenadine and a maraschino cherry. They are typically served to kids at restaurants (and yes, my kids love them!) and the drink was created at a restaurant in Hollywood for a young Shirley Temple. The funny thing is that she supposedly didn’t like the drink. She said it was too sickeningly sweet. But my kids definitely don’t complain about that. I’ve always liked this drink too and love this creamy version even more.
How to make a Creamy Shirley Temple
Like most drinks, you don’t need to do much to make this taste great. The biggest question will be whether you add lime wedges or not to the recipe.
Here’s what you need to make the drink:
- orange juice
- ginger ale
- lemon lime soda
- heavy whipping cream
- maraschino cherries
- pebble ice – this is a bonus!
Josh got me a pebble ice machine for Mother’s Day and it was seriously the best gift idea ever! I have used it soooo much, including with this drink recipe. Filling the glass half way with pebble ice was perfect.
Since I’ve made Italian Sodas before, I knew if I added some heavy whipping cream to it, it’d give it that creamy taste. It only takes a little bit to take it up a notch. And adding the lime on the side of the drink not only makes it look cute but if you give it a squeeze before you sip…. heavenly!
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Shirley Temple Recipe
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- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup ginger ale
- ½ cup lemon lime soda
- 2 tbsp of grenadine
- 1 TBSP heavy whipping cream
- maraschino cherries
- lime wedges
- Add ice cubes to a large glass. (I used pebble ice!)
- Pour orange juice, ginger ale, lemon lime soda and grenadine.
- Add 1 TBSP heavy whipping cream.
- Garnish with maraschino cherry and lime wedge.
- Stir before drinking.