Showing posts with label Kiddie Cocktail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kiddie Cocktail. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bloody Shirley

Today's Halloween Prize is this adorable wall ornament. I think it would be perfect with fall flowers, or ivy tucked inside. Or with candy for guests to share. I saw it in the store and knew I wanted to offer this as my prize this week. Just leave a comment (be sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you win) and you're entered in today's contest.

(Even though this is Halloween, my youngest daughter's arm is not included *grin*)

Good luck!

Here's a recipe that's been part of our family since the kids were really little. Back when my parents were still alive the girls would love to go to Nana and Papa's house. Not only did my mom and dad sit on the floor and play with them, they made sure to always have the kids' favorite treats available.

So, in honor of Halloween Week here, what's better than to share my girls' all-time favorite? Here goes:

Bloody Shirley

You know this by its common name, Shirley Temple, also sometimes called a Kiddie Cocktail. In honor of Halloween, I'm hereby changing its name to Bloody Shirley. Always a hit with youngsters, it's a perfect beverage to serve at your little ones' Halloween Haunt.

Per serving:

2 ounces grenadine
1 can ginger ale
2 maraschino cherries
cherry juice as desired

Using a shot glass or any other method of measurement, pour two ounces of heavy grenadine into a glass. We're using a clear one here for picture purposes.

Pour some of the ginger ale into the shot glass to get the last drips of grenadine out and pour that, and the rest of the can into the glass. You don't want to miss using any of that wonderful grenadine!

Here's the secret that makes these Shirleys so addictive: Pour a little (about an ounce) of the maraschino cherry juice into glass. Notice the whopper size of our jar of cherries. We go through them pretty quickly here.

Pour into a pretty glass. Spear two or more cherries (our girls always wanted more) and garnish glass. Serve.

My husband took on the Kiddie Cocktail responsibilities from my folks, and over the years our house became known for them. My husband still makes them for our girls when they're home. Yep, even my 24 year old still asks for them. It's a family tradition and a fun treat.

Serve them at your next bash. You can garnish the glasses with gummy worms, or plastic spider rings around the stems. Just remember this drink's Halloween name: Bloody Shirley!

Have fun!