Dirty Shirley

It is with a heavy heart that we all learned of the passing of the beloved Shirley Temple Black this morning. Even though it is not Friday and I’m in the middle of Valentine’s Week posts, I just couldn’t let the day go by without paying my own homage to her by posting a recipe for my version of the classic “Dirty Shirley” drink.

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Of course, the classic “Shirley Temple” is non-alcoholic, and was always just a simple mix of ginger-ale and grenadine. I’ve kicked it up a little and switched a thing or two, but it’s still the classic cherry-sweet drink everyone loves!

Fill a rocks glass with ice, then add 1.5 ounces of cherry vodka, 1 ounce cranberry juice, and 1/2 ounce grenadine. Stir to combine. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite (or another clear soda of choice) and serve. If you’re making more than one, you can also combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker to make it easier!

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Full Recipe:

Dirty Shirley Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

1.5 oz cherry vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
4 oz. (about) of Sprite

Process:

1) Fill a rocks glass with ice and add vodka, cranberry juice, and grenadine. Stir to combine.

2) Fill remainder of glass with Sprite and serve immediately.

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Milkshake

Happy Friday! This delightful little treat has all the goodness of a sweet shop ice cream sundae blended into a portable shake! Even better, it’s very easy to make this either alcoholic or virgin!

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All you have to do is combine 2 (hefty) scoops of chocolate ice cream, about 1/3 cup of frozen cherries, and 1/2 cup of milk in a blender and blend until smooth! It’s that simple! (For a thicker shake, use less milk.)

If you’d like to make it alcoholic, reduce milk to 1/3 cup and add 1 ounce of cherry rum (or vodka) and 1 ounce of creme de cacao!

That’s it! Enjoy!

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