Burly Temple

I’ve been giggling about this cocktail as soon as I came up with the name. Even before I actually made it. Unfortunately, I’m not the first to name a cocktail “Burly Temple”, but I think this one might be the most apt even though I’m the one saying so.

Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.

P. J. O’Rourke

At least I’m environmentally-friendly, right?

Anyway, this drink was inspired by all the Shirley Temples I drank when I was little and wanting to feel like a grown-up, but now that I’m technically grown (e.g., driving myself to the doctor rather than wailing in the backseat while my mother keeps shouting, “It’ll grow back!”), I can add a bit of liquor to the mix. Likely all the proper whiskey drinkers will be offended, but we like to keep our pinkies well exercised and touching the ceiling ’round here. I call it Yoga for Digits.

Burly Temple Cocktail @ makefor365.com
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Burly Temple Cocktail @ makefor365.com
This work is copyrighted – do NOT publish/repost/use it without my permission.


In a Collins glass filled with crushed ice, pour 1 oz grenadine and 1 oz whiskey.

Top with ginger ale.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve with a straw.

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3 thoughts on “Burly Temple

  1. Just made this tonight with makers and it’s delicious! Although I couldn’t help but think of how awesome it would be with vanilla ice cream…

    • As you can probably guess from the second picture, I also used Maker’s. I think the only whiskey I have in the house is Maker’s and a bottle of Van Winkle that I dare not open… It’s mine, and I can open it – I just feel unworthy. 😛

      Ohhhhhh, what if you replaced the ginger ale with cream soda? That would be so, so good!

  2. Yum! Speaking of which, I can’t believe Shirley Temple passed away recently. She was such an adorable talented child actress.

    Have you ever used or heard of those things made of ummm plastic (can’t remember exactly) that photographers use as ice when photographing drinks with ice? They use it to avoid condensation and melting of the ice. Drinks are tricky to photograph (for me anyways). But you do a great job of it.

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