Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Grown-Up Shirley Temples aka Dirty Shirley

After having a less then satisfactory meal here, Carrie and I decided that we needed a pick me up so we headed over to Liberty Tavern (post coming soon) to have a few drinks and some yummy french fries to make up for our lunch. We lucked out with some great bartenders who made us a variety of yummy drinks throughout the night. I asked if there was a way to make a spiked shirley temple and the bartender made me this one. I loved it so much that I decided that I needed to make it at home. 

I am extremely lazy when it comes to making my own mixed drinks...I like as few steps as possible and this drink definitely fits that description. This is now my current go to drink. I can't vouch for other cherry vodkas, but Three Olives has the same cherry flavor as a Shirley Temple made with Grenadine. 

You can even make this skinny by using Sprite Zero...I made a version with regular Sprite and Sprite Zero and I couldn't tell the difference. 

Dirty Shirley

Ingredients (serves 1) 
1 Cup Sprite/Sprite Zero 
1 Shot Three Olives Cherry vodka
Cherry (maraschino/regular) optional

1. Fill tall glass with ice and then pour sprite and then vodka in. Stir around with a straw and enjoy :)

-You can add grenadine if you'd like to give it a little color, but taste wise you don't need any
-I am not a huge vodka fan but I LOVE this drink

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