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Dirty Shirley Temples, vodka cocktail, shirley temples, homemade grenadine, how to make grenadine

Dirty Shirley Temple

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


The Dirty Shirley Temple is made with ginger ale, grenadine, maraschino cherries and vodka to turn a favorite childhood beverage into an adult one!


  • 3 ounces vodka (cherry vodka recommended )
  • 6 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 Tablespoon grenadine
  • maraschino cherry (garnish )
  • moonshine cherries (optional )

Homemade Grenadine

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • .5 cups sugar
  • .5 lemon


  1. If making homemade grenadine, put 2 cups pomegranate juice in sauce pan with .5 cups sugar and 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon. Let simmer for 10 minutes mixing often. Let cool.
  2. Grab a tall glass.
  3. Fill with ice.
  4. Pour a little grenadine in glass.
  5. Pour 3 ounces of cherry vodka into glass (this drink has a double shot). 
  6. Fill glass with ginger ale.
  7. Put a straw in drink and give a little mix.
  8. Add some maraschino cherries to garnish. 
  9. Enjoy!
  • Category: drink