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Recipe: Shirley Temples – You Know You Love Them



Over the weekend, my family attended a Communion party and both of my children went bananas over the Shirley Temple. I’m telling you… the kids were lined up 10 deep getting refills and stocking up on handfuls of cherries! You’d think it was some sort of narcotic!

Not that I would allow my children to have the original too often (as the real way to mix the drink is with 7UP or Sprite), but I wouldn’t mind letting them have a go at this natural alternative (40 calories a cup):


  • Fill two glasses about halfway with ice and put four cherries in each (REAL cherries) – make sure your children are old enough to know to watch out for the pit
  • In a pitcher, mix 1 1/2 cups seltzer and 1/4 cup cherry juice
  • Pour seltzer mixture into glasses and enjoy!!

Thanks to Parents Magazine

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. From Europe : May 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

    You look seriously hot in that pencil skirt.
    Your family is adorable

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