Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime

As a kid whenever I was in a restaurant, the one and only drink I ordered was a Shirley Temple. 

I savored that one maraschino cherry on top of the drink and saved it for the very end. 

It was sort of like the prize in the Cracker Jack box….the cherry was the best part of the Shirley Temple.

Now that I’m a grown-up (but a kid at heart of course) I make my own Shirley Temples and load them up with maraschino cherries. 

To jazz it up I like to add thinly cut lime wedges in with the cherries.  The colors are so pretty together.

The sweet of the cherry and the bitterness of the lime seem to complement one another in this drink too..….kind of like the Yin and the Yang.

It’s fun serving this drink in a mason jar too.  But if you don’t have mason jars, no worries, just serve this delicious drink in a tall clear glass.

So there you have it, a small twist to an old classic.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Lemon lime soda, grenadine syrup, maraschino cherries, ice, and….

…..whole limes.  The Mason jars are optional.

 
Here’s how to make it:

Cut the limes into thin wedges.

Then,

Add about 6 maraschino cherries in each Mason jar (or tall glass).

Next,

fill the Mason jars about three quarters full with ice cubes.

Then,

slide the wedges of lime in between the ice cubes and the inside of the glass jar, so that it looks pretty from the outside of the glass.

Add about 3 more maraschino cherries to each jar wherever there is room in between the ice cubes.

Next,

Add the lemon lime soda and leave about 2 inches of space at the top of the jar.

YUM.

Next,

add 2 teaspoons of liquid from the jar of maraschino cherries to each Mason jar.

Then,

add the grenadine syrup…..

…..and stir.

Add more ice….

…..until it reaches the top of the jar.

Top with a couple more cherries and lime wedges.

As an option, the mason jars can be put in the freezer about an hour before making the Shirley Temple.  Just before adding the ingredients to the jars, add about 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to a shallow bowl, turn the jars upside down, and twist the rim of the jars in the sugar.

Double Yum.

Quadruple Yum.

Serve immediately and…

Enjoy!

So refreshing on a hot day.

So delicious any day.

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Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

12 ounces Lemon Lime Soda
2 teaspoons Grenadine Syrup
4 teaspoons Liquid from Jar of Maraschino Cherries
22 Maraschino Cherries with Stems
2 whole Limes
Ice Cubes
2 pint size Mason Jars (optional)

Directions:

As an option, the mason jars can be put in the freezer about an hour before making the Shirley Temple. Just before adding the ingredients to the jars, add about 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to a shallow bowl, turn the jars upside down, and twist the rim of the jars in the sugar.

Cut the limes into thin wedges. Add about 6 maraschino cherries in each Mason jar (or tall glass). Next fill the Mason jars about three quarters full with ice cubes.

Then slide the wedges of lime in between the ice cubes and the inside of the glass jar so that it looks pretty from the outside of the glass. Add about 3 more maraschino cherries wherever there is room in between the ice cubes. Add the lemon lime soda leaving about 2 inches of space at the top of the jar.

Next add 2 teaspoons of liquid from the jar of maraschino cherries to each Mason jar. Then add the grenadine syrup and stir.

Add more ice until it reaches the top of the jar. Top with a couple more cherries and lime wedges.

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28 Responses to “Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime”

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    Tina@flourtrader — May 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    This is a delicious reminder of younger days. Like you I enjoyed these quite a bit at one time but they faded as I got older. I will need to bring these back to the table-thanks for posting this!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 17th, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

      Hi Tina, thank you for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

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    Ann — May 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    That looks so delicious and refreshing! I’d probably squeeze the lime into the drink – I LOVE lime and it’s a brilliant pairing with cherries!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 17th, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

      Hi Ann, thank you very much! Have a nice weekend!

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    Candace — May 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! Where did you get the cute straws?

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 17th, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

      Hi Candace, I found the straws at Cost Plus World Market. They’re plastic and come in a package with different colors. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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    Kim Bee — May 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I love you! You are now my hero!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 18th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

      Hi Kim, LOL! Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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    Kristen — May 19, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I used to love these as a kid. Can’t wait to try them!

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 19th, 2012 @ 10:31 am

      Hi Kristen, thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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    Magic of Spice — May 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    These would be so perfect at a BBQ…love the way you used the Mason jars!
    Hope you are having a delightful weekend :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 20th, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

      Thank you!

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    Cookpilot — May 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

    That drink looks wonderful! I’ll try it for the upcoming summer holidays! :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

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    Baker Street — May 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I just ran through the list of ingredients and have every single thing at home, so I guess I’m going to make myself a pitcher of these right away! :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — May 24th, 2012 @ 11:59 am

      That’s so great when that happens! Thank goodness for pantry items. Have a great day!

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    kat — June 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    oh yum! this looks so refreshing!

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    • CouponClippingCook — June 2nd, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      So glad you like it. Thank you for stopping by.

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    Kim Bee — July 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I made these and loved them. We had family visiting this week so I whipped them up yesterday. Posted them for Sunday Supper. Your photos are remarkably better than mine. How the heck do you get the glass so perfect?

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 15th, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      Hi Kim, it must have just been luck!

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    Allison — February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    these were SOOOOOO yummy!

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    • Nancy — February 2nd, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

      Hi Allison, thank you!

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    Michelle — February 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    This looks wonderful. I’m hosting a baby shower in March, and I was thinking about making these for it. Has anyone tried making a large quantity (approx 3 gallons) in a beverage dispenser ahead of time? Would it keep or go flat quickly?

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    • Nancy — February 6th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

      Hi Michelle, I’ve not tried making a large batch of this recipe before but I have had punch-type drinks at functions where they used lemon-lime soda in big batches and it tasted great. An option may be to not include ice in with the recipe so that the melting ice doesn’t dilute the flavor or make the soda go flat. Would love to know how it turned out if you decide to use this recipe at the baby shower.

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    David — March 15, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Nancy, I really enjoyed your article. Those cockatils looked so yummy =)

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    • Nancy — March 15th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      Thank you very much for stopping by!

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    Christy — June 29, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Thanks! I loved this as a child. It brings back so many good memories. I want to buy the ingredients and make this asap. It’s hot here and it’ll make a refreshing drink.

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    • Nancy — June 29th, 2013 @ 6:53 am

      Hi Christy, it brings back good memories for me too. I had them a lot when I was a kid. Thank you for stopping by and stay cool in this hot weather.

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