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Friday, February 8, 2013

Dirty Shirley Cocktail

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
Fresh raspberries

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. 

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