I would be remiss if I went 40 days on mocktails without including the childhood favorite…the mother of all mocktails…the Shirley Temple. But I’m not ordering off the kiddie menu here. I still want the sophisticated feel of an adult beverage just minus the alcohol. So I’m keeping the flavor we all grew up loving and changing the name a bit. Served in a champagne glass, no one will know the difference…as long as you don’t fish the cherry out with your fingers!
1 tablespoon Maraschino cherry juice
3/4 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled (you can choose regular or diet; you could also substitute a lemon-flavored seltzer water)
Cherry for garnish (a must)
Put cherry juice and cherry in the bottom of a champagne glass. Top with chilled soda. Simple as that.