According to urban legend, the Shirley Temple was created by a bartender at Chasen’s, a Beverly Hills restaurant popular with the entertainment set in the 1930s. Rumor has it that a pint-sized regular liked to belly up with this grenadine-spiked soda. Chasen’s was shuttered in 1995, but here’s a refreshing homemade version of Shirley’s namesake drink for all you teetotalers and youngsters out there.

Game plan: You can use store-bought ingredients here, but you’ll get much tastier results with homemade maraschino cherries and grenadine.

This recipe was featured as part of our Nonalcoholic Cocktails photo gallery.

  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 10 mins 
  • Active: Under 10 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 1 1/4 ounces grenadine
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • 2 maraschino cherries


  1. Place the grenadine, lemon juice, and lime juice in a tall glass and stir with a cocktail spoon or straw until combined.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and top with the club soda. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Garnish with the maraschino cherries and serve immediately.