Shirley Temple-Black

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This one goes back to the days of the Vet’s Club in Eugene, when I came up with it one night. The drink is good, but fairly unremarkable. What really gets you is the name. My friend Rob came up with the name one night when I told him about the new drink that tasted like a Shirley Temple. He said, “Then it’s a Shirley Temple-Black, the grown-up Shirley Temple”.

And a star was born. The name also alludes to the black currants in the creme de cassis. Here’s the recipe:

Shirley Temple-Black Print Me

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • .75 oz creme de cassis
  • 4 oz 7-up, Sprite, or other lemon-lime soda
  1. Fill a collins glass with ice and add ingredients. Serve!

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