Any of various drinks mixed to resemble a cocktail but containing no alcohol and often garnished with a maraschino cherry.
A non-alcoholiccocktail traditionally made with ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and orange juice garnished with a maraschino cherry and slice of lemon. The ginger ale is commonly substituted with lemon-lime soft drink, and the orange juice is commonly left out.
Origin of shirley-temple
Named after Shirley Temple, famous child actress from the 1920s to 1940s.
Shirley-temple Sentence Examples
The little girl was adorable in a Shirley Temple kind of way.
Around this time, Shirley Temple and Roy Rogers were popular movie stars, and Cherry Cokes were frequently called by the stars' names.
Grenadine syrup is used in many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, such as a Virgin Shirley Temple.
Even in the financially strapped eras of the 1930s and 1940s, girls' party clothes featured plenty of frills (think of Shirley Temple in any of her movies).