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Shirley Tempers for New Year's Eve

After the boys went to Jakey's birthday party and had Shirley Temples, they have been asking
if I can make "Shirley Tempers." I guess that's what it sounded like to them. Okay, I'm game...

photo courtesy Pia Garneau

So for New Year's Eve, I made Homemade Grenadine. And we whipped up our own version of the mocktail without 7-Up. But R did insist on having "party cherries."

  • Homemade Grenadine
  • ginger syrup
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • sparkling water
  • ice cubes
  • maraschino cherries

I am not providing proportions because each of us made our own versions.

Pour syrups into a glass. Add in as much lemon juice as you would like. Add in the ice cubes and sparkling water. Stir gently to combine the liquids. Garnish with a cherry.


  1. I remember ordering Shirley Temples at restaurants my folks took me to when I was a kid, but I remember them as just cherry flavored 7-UP so I'm fascinated by your ingredient list.

    1. I really had no idea what was in it. Both boys told me something different. I knew there was grenadine. Beyond that, R wanted lemon and cherries; D wanted ginger. Maybe the restaurant they went to used ginger ale. I have no clue. But these were tasty.

  2. All the grands call these "special drinks" and ask Uncle Frank for one the minute they walk in the door....unless they are asking for malts.....another one of his specialties.


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