Today's drink is a Sparkling Shirley Temple. Clearly not a drink made with 7-up, but that's a good thing in my book! Just 2 slices of lemon, 3 slices of lime, a tablespoon of grenadine and some maraschino cherries....add water and wave the magic wand...
I used to love getting a Shirley Temple cocktail. When my parents went out to a resto, they would often order dry martinis. On those occasions, I got a Shirley Temple cocktail. It was great fun to get a cocktail that looked like something the grownups would get, when I was a little kid. Back then, they were always served in an "old fashioned" glass with at least one maraschino cherry. There was also usually a half or whole slice of orange, either on the stick holding the cherries, or hanging on the edge of the glass.
Today's taste treat is an Orange/Vanilla combo. Inspired by the good ol' 50/50 bar. It is very tasty! I used a zero cal "bubly drops" plus some Torino vanilla. So color, so no pictures...but I'll make this one again and again! Yum!
I takes 90 seconds for the machine to do its thing. If you get complicated, I suppose one could spend another minute "making" the drink. You can put bubbles into just about any drink...but you cannot use oils. You can make your own wine spritzers too...and Arnold Palmers with bubbles.
They are on sale right now. 99 bucks. But, that's not a good deal, if it just sits on a shelf???