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Shirley Temple Float

Your favorite childhood cocktail — the Shirley Temple — is now a delicious cherry-filled ice cream float.

Ingredients

  • Grenadine:
  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cherries, pitted
  • Maraschino Cherries:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup homemade grenadine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • About 3 cups cherries, pitted
  • Shirley Temple Float:
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tablespoons grenadine
  • 4 cups Sprite
  • Maraschino cherry garnish

Steps

  1. Add all the grenadine ingredients to a pan and simmer until reduced by half (about 45 minutes - 1 hour). Strain, pressing on the cherries to release all the extra juice. Pour into a jar to cool.
  2. For the cherries, add water, grenadine, sugar, lemon juice, star anise and almond extract to the pan. Bring to a simmer, then stir in cherries. Cook 10 minutes. Put in a jar and refrigerate at least overnight.
  3. To build the floats, place 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream into each of two glasses. Add grenadine, then pour Sprite over. Garnish with a cherry.