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Cherry Bombs

The cherry bomb evokes the Shirley Temple that used to make you feel grown-up.

  • Servings: 6
Cherry Bombs

Source: Celebrating 2000, Special Issue 2000


  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 1 liter clear citrus soda, or seltzer
  • 18 maraschino cherries


  1. Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add grenadine; stir to combine. Pour mixture into two ice-cube trays. Freeze until solid, 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Fill six glasses with grenadine ice cubes. Top with soda. Garnish with cherries, and serve.

Reviews (5)

  • AshCor 20 Jan, 2013

    Also known and originally known as a Shirley Temple!! Way to go in being original, Martha.

  • Aerica 30 Dec, 2008

    You boil them together so that they are blended well and so that your cubes are clear not cloudy.

  • kinadams 30 Dec, 2008

    Why does the water need to boil, just to add grenadine syrup? Seems pointless.

  • AlaphbetSoup 3 Dec, 2008

    I'd say like seven-up, sprite, or lemon-lime soda.

  • NonaJHill 2 Dec, 2008

    What do you call a clear citrus soda? I'm looking for a punch for a children's Christmas dinner table

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