The Frozen Dirty Shirley is 2022’s Answer to the Daiquiri

Katherine Gillen

We’ll always look back fondly on the frosés and Aperol spritzes of years past…but it’s time to try this summer’s hottest cocktail, the Dirty Shirley—that’s a Shirley Temple spiked with vodka, for the uninitiated. To make it even more refresh (and nostalgic), we turned this trendy bev into a frozen slushie. It’s cute like its namesake…but be warned: It’s potent.

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One 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce grenadine

Maraschino cherry, to garnish


1. Pour the soda into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, at least 8 hours or overnight.

2. When the soda is frozen, place the ice cubes in a high-speed blender. Pour over the vodka, and blend until smooth.

3. Pour the grenadine into the bottom of a highball glass. Top with the slush and garnish with a cherry.