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extra Fruity Shirley Temple

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The classic Shirley Temple has an all-fruit juice twist. This classic drink has a special place in my heart! 

shirley temple with fruit juice

Y’all, Shirley Temples hold the most special place in my heart. As the oldest of 10 kids, there aren’t alot of memories from childhood that are only my own and not shared with another sibling. Shirley Temples are one of those that are.

These beautiful and refreshing drinks were served to me every year on my birthday. My grandmother would take me to a local dinner theater (full of older people) for a play and dinner. The staff would bring me my own special drink (and later sing and bring me cake :)) along with the adults’ before the play started. I felt immensely special, grown-up,  and LOVED those birthday trips. Those birthday trips are some of my favorite childhood memories.

Those plays were special, as a young girl. The actors would come down off the stage and come amongst the guests. I was enthralled and fascinated!

In fact, I made sure to take my kids there for their birthdays, a few years back. They thoroughly enjoyed it, and it made me so happy to share that memory with them. (I should get my Grandma there for her birthday, shouldn’t I! That would be special!)

To this day, Shirley Temple’s remind me of my little 5 year old self, those birthday trips, and bring a smile to my face. I serve them often, in the summer, for my own kids. Isn’t there something so wonderful about giving your kids something that feels like it is only for special occasions…every day?

This version of the classic Shirley Temple uses real, organic R.W. Knudsen Family® Single Fruit Juices instead of the traditional grenadine for more natural flavor. The tart cherry juice is my absolute favorite for Shirley Temples. Just Organic Just Tart Cherry® Juice (undiluted for maximum cherry flavor–perfect for subbing out grenadine), ice, ginger ale, and maraschino cherries…so simple! Ingredients I can easily grab on my next Target run. (which, by the way…can you believe it’s time for school shopping. NOOO, not ready!)

P.S. I have a Target Cartwheel for you all to save you some cash on these yummy juices! Head HERE for the offer!

This classic recipe is so close to my heart, refreshing simple, delicious, and oh so pretty…I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Simple directions for the Juice Shirley Temple:

(these directions work for any size and shape glass, just keep in mind amounts when purchasing ingredients.)

  1. Fill the glass about 1/4 full with Organic Just Tart Cherry® Juice and add a splash of Organic Just Cranberry® Juice.
  2. Add a handful of ice to the glass.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Add maraschino cherries to the glass.

 

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