Do you remember Shirley Temples? No, not "the" Shirley Temple child actress, although I did love watching her on weekends as a kid too.
But I remember on special dinners out with my family as a kid my parents would let my sister and I order a Shirley Temple. Sweet and fruity with maraschino cherries on top. We both loved them and thought it was a very special treat when eating out.
So when looking for a nice cocktail to kick off our special Valentine's Day menu I came across the Dirty Shirley recipe on Pinterest and I thought what a perfect Valentine cocktail.
Here's what's on the Valentine's Day menu:
Dirty Shirley Cocktails
Mini-Lobster Rolls (originally posted Jan. 29th)
Cream Puffs with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Pink, light and fruity. I decided to change it up a bit since fresh cherries in Winter are not readily available using both raspberry flavored vodka and fresh raspberries instead of cherry.
A great simple and festive cocktail to kick off a nice romantic Valentine's meal. Since they are sweet one is plenty and since we wanted to have wine with our meal that was perfect all the way around.
A good cocktail for Friday or for a Valentine's Day celebration.
Dirty Shirley Cocktail (makes 2 cocktails)
4 oz. Raspberry flavored vodka
1 splash grenadine flavoring
8 oz. diet citrus flavored soda
Pour into each glass 2 ounces of vodka, a splash of grenadine and 4 ounces of citrus soda. Fill glasses generously with ice cubes. Add fresh raspberries.