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party drinks for adults

Dirty Shirley

Dirty Shirley is an adult version of the classic kid's drink, the Shirley Temple. Great for summer parties, gatherings, and special occasions!
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword grenadine, shirley, Vodka
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1


*per glass

  • 5 ounces lemon lime soda
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ice
  • cherries for garnish


  • Fill a highball or huricane glass with ice or use a couple of mini ice balls.
  • Add the lemon-lime soda, followed by the vodka and the grenadine. Stir.
  • Garnish with cherry when serving.


  • If you prefer a stronger drink, then simply double your vodka amount to a total of 2 ounces.
  • Differentiating amounts of grenadine will play a huge part in the color, so do not be afraid to get your shade of red just right.
  • This recipe serves very well in a summer party punch bowl, especially if you fill the bowl with some cherries, lemons, and limes. This recipe makes 6.5 ounces - so adjust your ingredients based on the size of your punch bowl.