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Dirty Shirley in two glasses.

Dirty Shirley: Adult Shirley Temple

The Dirty Shirley is an adult version of the famous Shirley Temple cocktail. This Dirty Shirley cocktail pays homage to the child star known to complain that her namesake drink was too sweet. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Adult Shirley Temple, Dirty Shirley
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 glass
Calories 226kcal
Author Cathy


  • 2.5 oz top shelf vodka such as Tito's
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz grenadine syrup
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime, maraschino cherries or brandy-soaked cherries


  • Place all ingredients (except ginger beer) into a cocktail shaker and add large ice. Shake cocktail shaker vigorously. Add ginger beer and roll the cocktail shaker once. Taste for balance, adding more lime if you prefer. 
  • Strain over fresh ice. Garnish with, maraschino cherries or brandy-soaked cherries for a more adult taste.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.8g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 8.8g | Sodium: 4.2mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 15.4g | Vitamin C: 3.1mg