Shirley Temple Will Never be Forgotten (and Neither Will Her Namesake Drink)

Shirley Temple, the screen darling who danced her way into our hearts, has passed away at 85-years-old. Shirley Temple Black will forever be remembered for her adorable singing and dancing numbers, and above all, her dimples and perfect golden ringlets. Temple reached a level of stardom that no other child celebrity has come close to. The Times noted that from 1935 to 1939 “she was the most popular movie star in America, with Clark Gable a distant second.”

That’s quite a claim to fame. Although she returned to the big screen briefly at 22 (following dismal teen years in the business), she thrived later in life as a Republican Fundraiser.

In honor of her young success–including an honorary Academy Award at six and an estimated $3 million in earnings–we offer you a recipe for the classic non-alcoholic elixir, which was said to have been made for the little actress at a restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Shirley Temple

8 ounces ginger ale
Splash of grenadine
Maraschino cherries, to garnish
Orange slice, to garnish

1. In a tall glass filled with ice, mix ginger ale and grenadine.
2. Garnish with fruit
* Best when sipped with a straw!