The Revisited Shirley Temple Drink: Christmas Grenadine Mocktail

Whether you're the designated driver, a non-drinker, or simply in the mood for a refreshing beverage without the alcohol, the Revisited Shirley Temple is a delightful easy Christmas mocktail recipe that brings a burst of flavors to any occasion. In this revamped version, we introduce the zesty kick of lime bubbles and the sweet elegance of grenadine, creating a drink that is not only pleasing to the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. 

Childhood Nostalgia

Memories of sipping this delightful concoction during carefree childhood Christmas days or family wedding come rushing back. The drink, once a staple at family gatherings and special occasions, holds a special place in many hearts. The allure of the vibrant colors, the fizziness of the bubbles, and the burst of sweetness from the maraschino cherries create a tapestry of memories that linger in the mind.


  • 1 cup lime-flavored soda water (or plain soda water with a squeeze of fresh lime juice)
  • 1oz grenadine syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherries or pomegranate for garnish
  • Optional: Thin lime slices for garnish
  • Optional: Mint leaves for an extra touch of freshness


  1. Prepare the Glass:
    Start by taking a tall glass and filling it with ice cubes. This will ensure your Revisited Shirley Temple stays cool and refreshing throughout.
  2. Pour the Lime Bubbles:
    Gently pour the lime-flavored soda water into the glass. The effervescence of the bubbles will add a light and crisp element to your mocktail, setting the stage for the upcoming layers of flavor.
  3. Add the Grenadine Syrup:
    Slowly pour the grenadine syrup over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass. This technique helps the grenadine sink to the bottom, creating a beautiful layered effect. Watch as the syrup gracefully mingles with the sparkling lime bubbles, creating a vibrant gradient of colors.
  4. Garnish with Cherries, Pomegranate and Lime Slices:
    Drop a few maraschino cherries or pomegranate into the glass for a burst of sweetness and visual appeal. Place thin slices of lime on top to add a touch of citrusy freshness. For an extra dash of elegance, include a few mint leaves as well.
  5. Stir or Sip, Your Choice:
    Before sipping, you can choose to stir the mocktail gently to blend the flavors or leave it layered for a more aesthetic presentation. Either way, you're in for a treat!

Sparkling Citrus Bliss: The Revisited Shirley Temple Mocktail

The Revisited Shirley Temple mocktail is not just a drink; it's a celebration of flavors and a testament to the fact that non-alcoholic beverages can be just as exciting and enjoyable. With the playful combination of lime bubbles and grenadine, this mocktail is sure to become a favorite at your gatherings, providing a refreshing alternative that everyone can appreciate. Cheers to a mocktail that proves you don't need alcohol to have a good time!