The internet has decided that the official drink of summer 2022 is the Dirty Shirley. So of course I had to try it before summer comes to an end.

This is simply the alcoholic version of the classic Shirley Temple. The Dirty Shirley is a cocktail traditionally made with vodka, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry.


  • 2 ounces vodka (I used cherry flavored vodka)
  • 1 ounce Grenadine
  • 4 ounces lemon-lime soda (Ex: Sprite/7up)
  • Maraschino cherries


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the vodka and grenadine.
  3. Top with lemon lime soda.
  4. Gently shake.
  5. Pour cocktail into a glass.
  6. Garnish with maraschino cherries and enjoy!

I actually added a squeeze of some lime juice into mine and loved it even more! Did you used to enjoy the mocktail when you were a kid? This alcohol version will make you nostalgic. Soak up the last few weeks of summer by sipping on this delicious cocktail.

While you’re here you should check out all my other recipes.

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