Today’s share is another nostalgic one, an old school favorite drink for many – The Kiddie Cocktail, also knows as the Roy Rogers Mocktail Drink!
Old School Kiddie Mocktail (Roy Rogers Drink Recipe)
Old school classic kiddie cocktail/mocktail made with Coca Cola, grenadine, garnished with maraschino cherries. If you were lucky, your drink arrived with your cherries spiked with a sword cocktail pick!
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, the Kiddie Mocktail (aka, Roy Rogers) and the Shirley Temple were go-to favorites for kids. We didn’t go out to dinner often, so it was a special treat to order these fancy drinks.
A fun memory that stands out were the sword picks for the cherries. I remember having sword fights at the table with the mini picks. No blood was ever drawn. 😉
During this long year at home we have made a lot of Shirley Temple and Roy Rogers drinks for holidays, birthdays and special occasions. **For the adults, you can spike the Shirley Temple with vodka and the Roy Roger with bourbon or whiskey.
Speaking of old school, who remembers these glasses? My sister surprised me with a set about five years ago. These are the same glasses my grandparents had in their kitchen growing up – Vintage Anchor Hocking “Wexford” pattern glassware, Flat Iced Tea and Double Old Fashioned glasses. Every time I open my kitchen cabinet and see these glasses I smile. #Sentimental
What were your favorite drinks growing up?
Please feel free to share your favorite old school pops/sodas and drink recipes in the comments below.
Old School Kiddie Mocktail (aka, Roy Rogers Drink Recipe)
- Coca Cola
- maraschino cherries for garnishing
Fill a glass with ice, pour a splash of grenadine over top (about one ounce), fill remainder with Coca Cola – stir. Top with one or more maraschino cherries. Cheers!
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