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 ( ).

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?


TrevorF4 made it!(author)2015-07-18

karnold1 made it!(author)2011-04-26

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

nickcop made it!(author)2007-12-30

Dude, Grenadine is pomagranite syrup.

ERNesbitt made it!(author)2008-02-03

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.

Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2008-02-03

Or use the juice in the cherry jar.

jaysbob made it!(author)2008-04-25

yeah thats how I always saw Shirley Temples made

xd12c made it!(author)2009-05-28

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

Kaiven made it!(author)2008-08-21

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

ERNesbitt made it!(author)2008-08-22

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.

DesignerUserName made it!(author)2008-10-23

Sounds vaguely like how I start flavored tobacco for my hookah...

Kaiven made it!(author)2008-08-22

well is there a super simple way to get the flavor? ive blended fruit and strained it for juice, so i was thinking i can get strawberry juice and mix it with cornsyrup. that would be really easy, and good for emergency cooking situations :D oh, and my mom has made real syrup before with strawberries. th thing is she caramalized the sugar by accident, and then added strawberries. it was good though :P

Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2008-01-02

It is? Oops. ?

Metal4God made it!(author)2008-01-17

what does that mean?

fishing+kid made it!(author)2008-11-10

I always thought that a Shirley Temple has orange juice as well... With the Grenadine sitting at the bottom... Like how Gonazar described it...

aliceownsj00 made it!(author)2008-09-08

lol those sound good, I always get cherry coke made with cherry syrup when I can. Yeah when I see grenadine I normally think pomegranates, but I checked and sometimes it's made with cherries.

windtalker452 made it!(author)2008-06-17

I make my Roy Rogers with diet coke and an ounce of cherry juice concentrate. I can also make it to taste with my own mixes. Try it out. The cherry juice is hard to find but I get mine from Traverse Bay Farms

queenso made it!(author)2008-05-21

i thought fresca was grapefruite flavored ?

luckypictures made it!(author)2008-02-28

1. Rose Grenadine isn't grenadine, it's flavored simple syrup. Neither is 99% of every other grenadine out there. Unless it's made from pomegranates, it's not grenadine. 2. The first poster mentioning the orange juice is correct. Grenadine, OJ, Ginger Ale, maraschino Cherry, Slice of Lemon. Funny enough, Grenadine originally had an alcohol content, though very small, roughly 4-5%. That is all.

Gonazar made it!(author)2008-02-27

O rly? i've always made my shirley temples with 2parts orange juice, one part sprite and a half part grenadine. It tastes even better and you get a wicked color mix, red on the bottom turning orange/yellow at the top. (depends on how you pour them, i think it's orange juice/sprite first then grenadine)

incorrigible+packrat made it!(author)2008-02-14

I'm surprised that die-it Coke didn't just explode or something, when the cherry syrup hit it. That stuff's pure poison, don't drink it.

Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2008-02-15

To true. To true.

Huh, someone (-1)ed my iBle. >.>

incorrigible+packrat made it!(author)2008-02-17

'Tweren't me.

iamthemargerineman made it!(author)2008-02-14

my name sound just like shirley but is spelled different. nice instructable.

Doctor+What made it!(author)2008-02-13

I love shirley temples. They aren't hard to make either, great explanation!

Shifrin made it!(author)2008-01-02

Wow, can;t wait to try!

bob31415 made it!(author)2007-12-23

Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!

SpinWard made it!(author)2007-12-22

Don't forget the tiny umbrellas!! Great instructable!

DeusXMachina made it!(author)2007-12-22

Your sweet tooth receptors are out of whack if more than 1 tsp gets to you. I usually get it so a half inch on the bottom of the glass is grenadine before mixing it up XD

Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2007-12-22

I am still experimenting with amounts, I was just going with "a little goes a long way". I think the reason it didn't taste good was because I was using diet Coke.

westfw made it!(author)2007-12-22

You can use ginger ale for the shirley temple too; slightly different flavor. I used to get the strangest looks from bartenders, back in my drinking days, when I decided I had had enough rum and started ordering shirley temples... :-)

MrStupid made it!(author)2007-12-22

A Shirley Temple when I was a kid was Rose's Grenadine and Canada Dry Ginger Ale MMmm Excellent, W/lots (too much) Grenadine

Tool+Using+Animal made it!(author)2007-12-21

We always had shirley temples made with grenadine.

Lysol made it!(author)2007-12-21

Actually, that would be a Virgin Mimosa. "A Mimosa is a cocktail-like drink composed of three parts champagne and two parts thoroughly chilled orange juice" -Wikipedia My mother used to make them for me when I was a child. Very delicious!

robertm made it!(author)2007-12-21

1 tspn??? seems like not enough. I make these all the time and just pour for a couple seconds worth of grenadine.

Spl1nt3rC3ll made it!(author)2007-12-21

It is strong, at first I tried that (pouring) and it didn't taste good.

GorillazMiko made it!(author)2007-12-21

that looks very good. :-) (favorited)

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