Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink

If you need a new “adult” beverage for the holiday season or a party, I recommend this Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink. It’s the perfect time to pull out fresh cocktail recipes. You can serve them with appetizers at a party, or just have a few drinks with your friends at a small gathering.

Take a drink of this Citrusy Shirley Temple Black!

I remember growing up, I loved drinking Shirley Temples. I always wanted to add extra maraschino cherries, and I felt so very grown up with my tall glass and cocktail fruit. Now, I love a grown-up cocktail and this ‘black’ twist on the Shirley Temple is one of my favorites for the holidays.

This Shirley Temple Black Drink has Bacardi Rum and a twist of lemon to brighten up what can be a heavily sweet drink. You could also use an Italian soda with lemon or orange in it, as well, though I used 7Up for mine.

Make sure that you get high-quality maraschino cherries. They’re a little more expensive but they’re worth every penny, I promise!

Happy Holidays & bottoms up!

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This Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink makes for the perfect holiday cocktail!

Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink


  • Ice
  • 1 ½ ounces Bacardi rum
  • 1 ½ ounces grenadine
  • Small can 7-up soda
  • 1 small lemon, cut into eighths
  • Maraschino cherries, the more the better!


  1. Toss 3-4 ice cubes in each glass. Add the rum and grenadine.
  2. Top with 7-up soda.
  3. Squeeze 1/8th of the lemon into each drink.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and 3-4 maraschino cherries.
  5. Enjoy!

Be sure to try this Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink at your next get together. You can always just make the “Shirley Temple” version for the kids too. Let me know how everyone enjoyed it!

Looking for something a little more fruity? Give this Blackberry Margarita Cocktail a try!

Have you ever tried a Shirley Temple Black Drink?

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