Shirley Temple

Sharing one of my favorite drinks from my childhood, a Shirley Temple! Today I’m bringing us back to warm sunshine and the days when we were younger with this delicious drink. Maraschino cherry juice mixed with fizzy sprite, and served over ice. This makes for a really simple and quick drink to share with friends. A sprig of mint and a few fresh sweet cherries is the perfect touch that leaves everyone wanting more!

three glasses of Shirley temples on a white plate with cherries, mint, and a pink napkin

About The Recipe

This drink holds some of the sweetest summer memories for me. From making a mess in the kitchen with my childhood friends to late nights out on the road for swim meets.

Growing up, after a day full of racing, all the kids and adults would pile into the hotel lounge. There was almost always a bar, and the adults would be getting their fancy cocktails while we were running off our excess energy and chatting about our day.

The bartenders always saw us coming! They would mix up Shirley Temples for us and even out it in little champagne flutes so we felt like we had something special, too.

three glasses of shirley temples on a white plate with cherries and mint with a black background

These memories are something I cherish with my whole heart. One sip takes me back to summer days, childish energy, laughter, and chlorine! I can remember one time where me and one of my best friends, Taylor, decided to make some for everyone! But… we spilled the entire jar of maraschino cherries. OOPS!

I hope you can relive some of your favorite memories with this drink and create some more with friends and family!

Ingredients

  • Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • Sprite
Maraschino cherry juice and sprite on marble counter

Instructions

Combine the cherry juice and sprite in a measuring cup. Stir together.

Maraschino cherry juice and sprite in measuring cup

Serve over ice and enjoy! Feel free to serve with a sprig of mint and fresh cherries!

Variations

  • Instead of using Sprite, try Sprite Zero! I personally like it better now that I’m older. It’s less sweet!
  • Add a splash of bourbon or vodka to make this into a delicious cocktail.

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shirley temples on a plate with mint and cherries on a marble counter and a pink napkin

Expert Tips

  • Use cold sprite to keep the ice from melting so fast.
  • Feel free to adjust the ratio of sprite to cherry juice to your taste.
  • This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  • It does not store. Once you mix it up, you will need to drink it because once the sprite becomes flat, it’s not very enjoyable.

When you make this Shirley Temple, leave a comment down below and/or give this recipe a rating! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three glasses of Shirley temples on a white plate with cherries, mint, and a pink napkin

Shirley Temple

Caylie
Fruity, bubbly, sweet, and the perfect throwback to childhood. This Shirley Temple is one of my favorite summertime drinks!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounces sprite
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

Instructions

  • Combine sprite and cherry juice in a glass.
  • Stir together and serve over ice.

Notes

Variations:
  • Instead of using Sprite, try Sprite Zero! I personally like it better now that I'm older. It's less sweet!
  • Add a splash of bourbon or vodka to make this into a delicious cocktail.
Expert Tips:
  • Use cold sprite to keep the ice from melting so fast.
  • Feel free to adjust the ratio of sprite to cherry juice to your taste.
  • This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  • It does not store. Once you mix it up, you will need to drink it because once the sprite becomes flat, it's not very enjoyable.

EQUIPMENT

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 1gSodium: 183mgFiber: 1gSugar: 77g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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