Tell me that the name alone doesn’t make you want to give this drink a try? Everyone has a few memories from childhood that really stick out, and can instantly take you back. For me, one of those memories is definitely Shirley Temples. They were always the treat I was allowed order when we ate out at restaurants, and we would make them for the kids for family gatherings all through my childhood. In fact, my mom has several hilarious stories surrounding me slightly over doing it on the Shirley Temples one Christmas Eve, but I will leave that for another time.
When I saw this recipe (also called Cherry Moon) I knew I had to give it a try. It also allowed me to play with flavoured vodka, which until recently I have been staying away from simply because I find it is often very fake tasting and too sweet. I was pleasantly surprised by this cherry vodka, and I absolutely loved this cocktail, it was exactly what I hoped it would taste like. It took me right back to those wonderful childhood memories, in a more grown up fashion.
You will need:
- 1 1/2 Parts Cherry Vodka
- 3 1/2 Parts Lemon Lime Soda
- 1/2 Part Grenadine
Mix above ingredients over ice and garnish with fresh cherries.