The Ultimate Shirley Temple

I love Shirley Temples. I don’t really like alcohol except for the odd Bailey’s Irish Cream and sometimes the choices in restaurants are quite limited for beverages. How much pop can one person drink. According to Wikipedia a Shirley Temple consists of grenadine and 7-up with a cherry. Personally, I cannot stand these kinds of Shirley Temples and I will send them back.

Wikipedia goes on to say that original drink contained 2 parts 7-up or ginger ale, one part orange juice and a splash of grenadine. This is my Shirley of choice.

In the interests of research I have decided that I am going to rate Shirley Temples everywhere we eat out. I have noticed though that it is not safe to order Shirleys (as I like to call them) in some restaurants. Indian restaurants, for example, have no idea what a Shirley is – you are much better off ordering a lassie.

So, if there are any Shirley aficionados out there check back for my ratings! I will be using the very scientific cherry rating system. A Shirley will receive between 1 and 5 cherries depending on the quality of the drink, the ration of the ingredients and over all flavour. 1 cherry means you should avoid a Shirley there at all costs to the 5 cherry Shirley which is divine!

Now, on to my first rating.

Date: July 31, 2009
Location: Harrison Hot Springs Lakeside Cafe
Rating: 5 cherries
Comment: This was perhaps the best Shirley I have ever had. The ratios were perfect and its taste was out of this world.

Date: August 1, 2009
Location: Harrison Hot Springs Lakeside Cafe
Rating: 3 cherries
Comment: They must have had a different bartender on as the Shirley was just ok. It was no where near the stellar drink I had consumed the day before.