There is nothing better than sitting around a table with your girlfriends and having the chance to chat, gossip or just be together. When my friends and I get together my face usually ends up being sore the next day because we spent the whole evening laughing. Genuine laughter with your friends honestly does something good for your soul!
Usually the tabletop conversation with my friends accompanies some kind of adult beverage. Okay, not usually…always!
During my last girls night, my friends and I came across a recipe for a Dirty Shirley cocktail. Most people are familiar with the traditional Shirley Temple drink that many restaurants are capable of making for anyone who is under the age 21, doesn’t feel like drinking or is just a huge fan of the cherry flavor.
Since my girlfriends and I are all fans of the cherry flavor and are over the age of 21 we decided to give the recipe a try! This cocktail is probably one of the easiest to make and it doesn’t take 100 special ingredients to put together. Chances are you may already have the ingredients in your fridge.
Dirty Shirley Cocktail
-Three Tablespoons of Vodka (I used cherry flavored for extra cherry flavor)
-Two Tablespoons of Rose’s Grenadine
-One can of Sprite or 7-UP
-Cherries or lime slices (optional)
Fill two glasses (6 oz. or less) with ice.
Pour the vodka, grenadine, and Sprite/7-UP into a large glass or shaker. Stir well to combine, then divide between the small glasses.
You can also garnish the drink with cherries or a slice of lime.
Remember the bartenders who would never let you have extra cherries when you ordered a Shirley Temple as a kid? You don’t have to worry about that when you are making them yourself! You can eat a whole jar of cherries if your heart desires!
This drink is perfect for the summer, however you have to keep in mind that there is actually booze in it (it won’t seem like it…trust me).
Glasses: Mikasa Cheers