Cocktail & Other Recipes Cocktail Type Nonalcoholic

Don't Call Me Shirley

don't call me shirley drink
Image: / Tim Nusog

Colleen Kenny, the bar manager of Nostrana in Portland, Ore., serves customers this version of the Shirley Temple. “It’s a fun way to let them drink something that’s special when they’re eating out,” she says. “I drank them all the time when eating out with my parents. It’s always consistent. We call ours Don’t Call Me Shirley because you’re not getting the scary, cloying syrup that people are used to.”


  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 ounces housemade grenadine*
  • 6 ounces club soda
  • Garnish: amarena cherries


  1. Add all ingredients into a Collins glass.

  2. Stir and add ice.

  3. Garnish with 2 skewered amarena cherries.

*Housemade grenadine: In a pot over medium-low heat, bring 2 cups pomegranate juice to a simmer. Add 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses. Cool to room temperature. Add 2 cups sugar and stir until dissolved. Add 1 teaspoon orange flower water. Strain through a fine filter.