How To Make Shirley Temple & Roy Rogers Cocktails

These two non-alcoholic beverages have stood the test of time and have been enjoyed by children for the past several decades. They’re named after two Hollywood stars that were loved worldwide during a more simpler, innocent time and are a hit to serve during weddings, holiday festivities and other special occasions.

GlassNot only are they popular with the kiddos, adults enjoy serving them too since you don’t need to be an experienced mixologist to whip them up or stock a bunch of fancy ingredients.

One cocktail (or mocktail since there’s no alcohol) for the boys and one for the girls, ingredients are very simple: ginger ale (or 7-up), cola, orange juice, grenadine syrup, maraschino cherries and slices of lime, lemon or orange. Pour over a glass full of ice, top with fruit slices and the kiddos will feel very grown-up indeed. Here’s how to make them…

Shirley Temple:

1 cup (8 oz) Ginger Ale, or 7-up or Sprite
1 1/2 TBS grenadine syrup
1 TBS orange juice
lemon, lime or orange slice (for garnish)
1 maraschino cherry on top

Directions: Fill glass with ice, add grenadine syrup, orange juice, then top with ginger ale, 7-up or Sprite. Garnish with a slice of orange (or lemon, lime) and top with a maraschino cherry.

Optional: Some versions have one maraschino cherry at bottom of glass, fill with ingredients then top with another cherry.

Roy Rogers:

This is very similar to the beverage above, but this time you swap the ginger ale with cola, skip the orange juice and citrus slice.

1 cup (8 oz) cola
1 1/2 TBS grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry

Directions: Fill glass with ice, add grenadine syrup then top with cola. Add a maraschino cherry on top and serve to your favorite ‘lil cowboy.

Note: There are no hard and fast rules for making these cocktails, use the above as a guideline and increase or decrease the ingredient amounts as the child prefers. Some may want it with no orange juice or with a slice of lemon for garnish. These are a treat for kids so why not make them just as they like :).

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  1. deejay says:

    I make mine with 1oz pineapple juice, 1/2oz orange juice, tbsp grenadine, Sprite, 3 or 4 maraschino cherries.. The cherries come in a jar i like to add 1tsp juice from that jar for some extra flavor! I’ve been searching through recipes and most are just Sprite with grenadine, how boring!

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