Chasen's Shirley Temple Cocktail

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

In it's 59 years as a Hollywood celebrity hangout, Chasen's had ample time to develop recipes for special clients. However, Shirly Temple was one of only two people who had a recipe from Chasen's named for her. The story behind the drink is that Shirley, at the height of her fame as a child star, came to the restaurant with her parents, who were having a before-dinner cocktail. Shirley wanted one of her own, so the bartender concocted this one for her. Non-alcholic cocktails have been named "Shirly Temples" ever since. This drink is served in a highball glass with ice, and garnished to look like a cocktail; and served with a straw. Other sodas can be substituted, such as a lemon-lime soda. Information from the archives of the Los Angeles Library.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a few ice cubes in a highball glass.
  2. Add ginger ale and grenadine, stir gently; add enough additional ice cubes to fill the glass.
  3. Garnish the glass with a split orange slice that straddels the side of the glass.
  4. Add a maraschino cherry and serve with a straw.


Most Helpful

This is the exact recipe I use. I loved them as a kid, and now my kids love them too! Thanks for sharing.

RedHeadToToe March 29, 2010

oh yummy, this was sooooo good. I remember growing up always getting these when we went out to eat with my parents or when I went to the bowling alley with them I would always get one from the bar. My son and daughter now love these as much as I did. This taste just like the ones I was used to getting. Thank you so much for posting, now we don't have to go out when we want one. Just talking about it on here is making me crave one, so I think I will go make another one right now lol =)

Kailies_mommy May 31, 2009

I haven't made this so I can't rate it. But this brought back so many memories that I just had to add this. My sister and I ordered Shirley Temples when our family went out for a nice dinner, but our brother had to order a Roy Rogers. I think it was basically the same recipe, but he would have been embarrassed to ask for a "Shirley Temple!"

Tisherself May 12, 2009

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