The zero-proof Shirley Temple has many variations, but ultimately it’s reputation as a cloyingly sweet pink drink made exclusively for kids prevails across each one.
In this recipe, we’ve updated the classic for kids AND kids at heart. We’ve eliminated the sugary soda, upped the acidity, and added a bitter element all while keeping the original flavor profile front and center.
Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the cherries!
Grown-Up Shirley Temple Recipe:
.75 oz grenadine
.5 oz lime juice
4.25 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1
2.5 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water
1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
Garnish: maraschino cherries
Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice and garnish.