Shirley Ginple (Shirley Temple W/ Gin)

There are plenty of full grown men that love the flavor of a well made Shirley Temple.  There are also plenty of people that have a taste for Gin.  Why not marry the two?

There are 3 main options often used in the soda element of the childhood delight: 7UP (traditionally), Sprite (my favorite), and Ginger Ale.

Now that that’s in the open, it’s time for the cherry delight; you can use either Grenadine or Maraschino Cherry Syrup.

My preferred gin is Tanqueray.  Now for the recipe!


  • 1 Can Sprite (or 7UP)
  • 1/3 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 2 Shots Gin (preferably Tanqueray)
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • *Optional* Juice of a slice of lime and a fresh slice to garnish with


  • Put some Ice in your glass
  • Pour in Gin
  • Pour in Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • Pour in Sprite (or 7UP)  to the top
  • Top with a Maraschino Cherry

So for the frou frou man in all of us, enjoy the Shirley Ginple

One thought on “Shirley Ginple (Shirley Temple W/ Gin)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s