The holidays are close by and of course, lots of fun. The end of the year remains the busiest time of the year for celebrations and merrymaking. From corporate events to weddings, picnics, beach parties, private receptions at home, etc., you sure will agree with me that so much goes into planning for the various forms of entertainments this festive season is known for.
Whether planning a big do, or a small get-together with close friends and family, there should be something tasty and unique to make your bash as merry as ever. Unfortunately, with the merrymaking usually comes lots of beer and alcoholic drinks. But the fun isn't only for liquor lovers, is it? So while planning, do include this cheerful refreshing non-alcoholic treat to make everyone feel special (even the kids can have a taste of this).
This version of Shirley Temple is delicious, simple and super-fast to mix up - a twist to the regular off-the-counter drinks. And it's alcohol-free! Named after much-celebrated child actress Shirley Temple, this classic drink is perhaps the most famous non-alcoholic drink in bars and restaurants around the world. History has it that a bartender created the drink for her while out dining with her parents on her 10th birthday many many years ago.
All that's needed are usually three ingredients - Grenadine, Ginger ale and maraschino cherries. For varieties, Ginger-ale can be substituted with lemon-lime soda (Sprite/7up, fresh lemonade) or fresh orange juice.
This recipe will use fresh orange juice and some fresh ginger for that refreshing tart taste.
- 35cl Grenadine syrup
- 2litres fresh orange juice
- 1 Tbsp peeled, grated fresh ginger root
- Ice cubes
- Maraschino cherries and orange slices for garnish (optional)
***Quantity can be increased or decreased depending on the number of servings needed.
In a pitcher, stir the grated ginger into orange juice. Ensure to combine thoroughly.
Next, place ice cubes into glass cups (preferably use plastic cups if serving kids), add a teaspoon of grenadine in each cup and top off with the mixed orange ginger juice.
Stir once and garnish with cherries and orange slices.
***Do not stir if desiring the sunrise effect.
***For more spice, extra slices of fresh ginger can be dropped into the glasses.