Dirty Shirley

Remember drinking Shirley Temples when you were a kid? The cocktail for children has made a comeback, albeit one suitable for adults only. A shot of vodka added to the mixture of ginger ale and grenadine gives it a slight edge, but the maraschino cherry on top keeps things whimsical. Feel free to cut the ginger ale with sparkling water to cut the sweetness, or to swap in lemon-lime soda for the ginger ale if you prefer.

Dirty Shirley
Photo: Photo by Huge Galdones / Food Styling by Christina Zerkis
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ½ ounce grenadine

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 8 ounces ginger ale

  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. Add ice to a highball glass. Top with grenadine, vodka, and ginger ale. Garnish with a cherry.

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