Dirty Shirley

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

A grown up version of the classic drink from your childhood! This Dirty Shirley cocktail is kicked up with vodka – so it really packs a punch!



  • 2 ounces vodka or vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • Sprite or 7UP for topping
  • 34 maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Add the vodka and grenadine to a high ball glass with ice.
  2. Top with 7UP or Sprite and garnish with cherries. If you like a drink that’s less sweet you can use plain or cherry flavored seltzer.

Recipe Notes

You can also use diet soda to lessen the sugar content of the drink.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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