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grown up shirley temple

a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is one of my all time favorite cocktails! According to legend, the The "Shirley Temple" was invented by a bartender at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills, to serve the then child actress who was at the time to young to enjoy a grown up cocktail, though there are many other claims to its origin. Shirley Temple herself was not a fan of the drink. She said in an interview in 1986: "The saccharine sweet, icky drink? Yes, well...those were created in the probably middle 1930s by The Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood and I had nothing to do with it." either way they are delicious!

serves 1
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For grown up shirley temple

  • 1/2 c
    your favorite champagne, spumante or sparkling wine, chilled
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1
    cap full of grenadine
  • 1
    maraschino cherry

How To Make grown up shirley temple

  • 1
    Pour 1/2 cup champagne into a fluted glass.
  • 2
    Add 1/2 cup orange juice.
  • 3
    Add cap full of Grenadine.
  • 4
    Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
  • 5
    To make a traditional non alcoholic Shirley Temple substitute champagne for ginger-ale.