Shirley Temple (drink)

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A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink traditionally made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry.[1][2][3][4] Modern Shirley Temple recipes may substitute lemon-lime soda or lemonade and sometimes orange juice in part, or in whole.[5][6] Shirley Temples are often served to children dining with adults in lieu of real cocktails, as are the similar Roy Rogers and Arnold Palmer.

Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple & Cosmopolitan cocktails.jpg
Shirley Temple (left) and a Cosmopolitan (right)
TypeMixed drink
Standard garnishMaraschino cherry

The cocktail may have been invented by a bartender at Chasen's, a restaurant in West Hollywood, California, to serve then-child actress Shirley Temple. However, other claims to its origin have been made.[7] Temple herself was not a fan of the drink, as she told Scott Simon in an NPR 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. But, all over the world, I am served that. People think it's funny. I hate them. Too sweet!"[8] In 1988 Temple brought a lawsuit to prevent a bottled soda version using her name from happening.[9][10]

Adding 1.5 US fluid ounces (44 ml) of vodka or rum produces a "Dirty Shirley".[11] If dark rum is used, it produces Shirley Temple Black, a homage to her married surname.

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  1. ^ Drinks Mixer (2010-01-01). "Shirley Temple recipe". Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  2. ^ Recipe Tips (2012-01-01). "Shirley Temple – Traditional Recipe".
  3. ^ Food Network (2012-01-01). "Shirley Temple Recipe". Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  4. ^ CD Kitchen (1995-01-01). "Shirley Temple Recipe from CD Kitchen". Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  5. ^ Colleen Graham (2010-04-08). "Shelly Temple (Non-Alcoholic)". Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  6. ^ "Refreshing summer mocktails for kids". 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  7. ^ "Royal Hawaiian to close for renovations". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ Black, Shirley Temple (2014-02-11). "nprchives" (Interview). Interviewed by Simon, Scott. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  9. ^ "Inside the Shirley Temple: How Did the Mocktail Get Its Name?". Time. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  10. ^ Bishop, Katherine; Times, Special To the New York (1988-10-28). "THE LAW; Shirley Temple: Celebrity or Generic Term?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  11. ^ "Shirley Temple". Retrieved 2017-01-30.