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Dirty Shirley Recipe – NYT Cooking

Dirty Shirley Recipe - NYT Cooking

A vodka-infused twist on the classic kid-friendly Shirley Temple, The Dirty Shirley is a syrupy-sweet nostalgia trip for grown-ups. Topped with a cheeky maraschino cherry, the cocktail is reminiscent of a time before drinks needed to be balanced or nuanced, a time when a bright red glass with sweet bubbly was the highlight of the party. While a classic Shirley Temple is made with lime-lime soda or ginger ale, the “dirty” version is usually made with the former (Sprite or 7Up).

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