Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple

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Introduction: Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple

Oh no! You're having a fiesta today, and you don't know what to serve! Never fear, Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple are here!
This Instructable will teach you how to make the drink often served in Mexican restaraunts. Roy Rogers is similer to a cherry Coke, and a Shirly Temple is made with Sprite.

Step 1: Los Materials

Here's what you need:

  • Coke and Sprite (I used Fresca, same thing)
  • Cherry Syrup
  • Maraschino cherries
  • 1 Tea spoon
  • 2 glasses

Step 2: Roy Rogers Time!

First thing's first, add ice to your glass. Do this with an ice dispenser, or any creative way you can think of. Set the glass up onto a shelf and play ice basketball. Was that so hard? Now, open the coke (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-open-a-sprite/ ).

Step 3: Pouring the Coke

Pour the coke into the glass. Don't miss.

Step 4: Turning a Simple Coke Into a Roy Rogers

Now we turn our boring Coke into a Roy Rogers. Pour your cherry syrup into a Teaspoon. Remember, this stuff is strong. A little goes a long way. You can add as much as you like, though. Pour the whole bottle in if you'd like! (yuck). Add this Teaspoon of sweet cherry goodness to your Coke. To finish, add in two or three Maraschino cherries.

Step 5: Shirley Temple Time!

Go through the same steps as a Roy Rogers, only this time with Sprite (or anything similer).

Step 6: Canadian Roy Rogers?

On one of my trips to Canada for a cousin's wedding, I walk up to the bartender and ask for a Roy Rogers. What he gives me is an orange drink, with an orange slice garnish. Mildly confused, I say thanks and take a sip. Here's what I think it was: Orange Juice with Canada Dry ginger ale. Is this correct?

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    Interesting. I am Canadian, and have had, and make, both of these with Orange Juice, but not like you have said.
    Roy Rogers - half Coke, half OJ, and grenadine
    Shirley temple is half Sprite/Fresca etc, half OJ and grenadine

    Can you use Fresca to make a Roy Rogers or is it strictly Coke?

    Dude, Grenadine is pomagranite syrup.

    Any more, it's just high fructose corn syrup, water, a lot of red dye #40 and a hint of artifical cherry flavoring. Try making your own some time... It's a whole new experience.

    Or use the juice in the cherry jar.

    yeah thats how I always saw Shirley Temples made

    I've always used Rose's Grenadine & 7UP for Shirley Temples

    hmmm. how could i harness the flavor of strawberries? i have cornsyrup, so it doesnt seem hard.

    If you want to make your own strawberry syrup, take about four cups of juice from strawberries (I'd use three to three and a half cups and a half to full cup of water) and bring it to a boil. Reduce it by about half... then add maybe a cup of sugar and let it dissolve. Strawberries are much sweeter than just about any other fruit, so you may have to play with the mixture to get it right. You may not even need to add sugar. I'm just guessing at proportions based on my grenadine recipe.

    For real grenadine, do the same as above, but use four cups of pomegranite juice and two cups of sugar.