Easy Frozen Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe 

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Everyone’s favorite Shirley Temple recipe made into a frozen slushy! This Mocktail or cocktail is the same beloved drink you grew up loving, made into a fun, summer-friendly slushy beverage for hot days. Made with super simple ingredients, this easy drink will be on repeat! 

frozen shirley temple mocktail recipe in a glass topped with a cherry

What Makes This Recipe Great

It seems like ordering a classic Shirley Temple drink is a staple of childhood, and has been since the drink was created in the 1930’s. Me, my girls, my mom, and even grandma ordered this delicious, pink-tinged beverage at restaurants, or on special occasions, got to make them at home. 

The drink itself is non-alcoholic and typically consists of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, and a maraschino cherry for garnish. Sometimes, orange juice can be added for an extra twist. It is a sweet drink with a refreshing citrus flavor that is popular with children and adults. It’s also super pretty! I am all about mocktails these days and this one does not disappoint!

The cocktail version of this drink is called a “Dirty Shirley”, and adds a shot of vodka to the ingredients. It’s a delicious cocktail that can be ordered at a bar, or made right at home! Today I’m jazzing things up and making a Frozen Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe just in time for summer. 

All the same flavors, made into a frozen, slushy drink that is perfect for a poolside get-together! It’s easy to make into a fun mocktail or cocktail, so everyone can enjoy it! 

Ingredient Notes

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  • Olipop lemon-lime soda: Sprite, 7-up, or ginger ale will also work. 
  • ice cubes
  • splash of grenadine syrup: You can make homemade grenadine or buy a store-bought jar. 
  • optional: splash of fresh lime juice
  • maraschino cherries for garnish
  • cocktail version: add 1/2-1 oz vodka of choice

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. In a blender, combine the lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, and ice cubes. Blend until the mixture is smooth and slushy.
  2. Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more grenadine syrup or lime juice if desired.
  3. Pour into glasses. Top with a little more Olipop. Garnish each glass with a maraschino cherry.
a slushy shirley temple in a glass with a cherry on top

Mac’s Pro Tips

Expert Tips

  • Cocktail Version: Add 1-2 ounces of vodka to the ingredients for a frozen cocktail version of this Shirley Temple drink recipe.
  • I used better-for-you versions of the standard ingredients, however you can always swap them for what you have on hand.

Serving Tips

Serve this Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe with a maraschino cherry and additional lemon-lime soda to top. Add a cocktail umbrella for added fun if desired.

an up close photo of a mocktail in a tall glass

Recipe FAQs

Why is it called a “Shirley Temple”?

It’s named after the famous child actress from the 1930s, Shirley Temple, created in her honor by a bartender at a restaurant where she was dining. It was intended to provide a special, kid-friendly drink that would make her feel included in adult celebrations.

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Easy Frozen Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe

Everyone's favorite Shirley Temple recipe made into a frozen slushy! This Mocktail or cocktail is the same beloved drink you grew up loving, made into a fun, summer-friendly beverage for hot days. Made with super simple ingredients, this easy drink will be on repeat! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 mocktail

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Olipop lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 2-3 tbsp grenadine syrup
  • optional: splash lime juice
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish
  • Cocktail version: add 1/2-1 oz vodka of choice

Instructions 

  • In a blender, combine the lemon-lime soda, grenadine syrup, and ice cubes. Blend until the mixture is smooth and slushy.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more grenadine syrup or lime juice if desired.
  • Pour into glasses. Top with a little more Olipop. Garnish each glass with a maraschino cherry.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Cocktail Version: Add 1-2 ounces of vodka to the ingredients for a frozen cocktail version of this Shirley Temple drink recipe.
  • I used better-for-you versions of the standard ingredients, however you can always swap them for what you have on hand.

Serving Tips

Serve this Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe with a maraschino cherry and additional lemon-lime soda to top. Add a cocktail umbrella for added fun if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 0.3g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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