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The Pomegranate Shirley Temple

Celebrate life’s special moments with this twist to a childhood classic mocktail: The Pomegranate Shirley Temple! Sponsored by Seagrams Ginger Ale.

Celebrate life's special moments with this twist to a childhood classic mocktail: The Pomegranate Shirley Temple! ---FamilySpice.com

Here’s a secret: I live the high life. It’s a glamorous life! I get manicures every month. My lovely curls are coiffed at the salon. I’m into fashion and my husband whisks me off on exotic trips around the world. Every Saturday night is date night, so we can fan our flame of love.

NOT!

Let’s get real, okay?

My daily attire includes anything with elastic plus a soft cotton t-shirt. My frizzy hair is pulled up in a ponytail. My neighbor warns me when I’m too disheveled to be seen in public. Flip-flops adorn my sad, un-pampered feet.

Our exotic vacations are always by minivan, with our three delightful children squabbling in the back. When I want to “travel,” I go online and live vicariously through my Facebook friends and blogging buddies. They take me to Italy, France, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and New York!

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I leave comments, “So happy for you! You look terrific! Have fun!” while sitting in my baggy pajamas while the kids argue in the background.

No, I don’t live the high life, lush life, or pampered life. But seriously, I do have a marvelous life. It’s so good to be me! When the hubby and I do escape for a date, we choose restaurants that do not offer a kids’ menu. We drink, we laugh, we celebrate life!

As a kid, my parents celebrated our special moments at nice restaurants. My celebration drink was always Seagram’s Ginger Ale. It was special! It was bubbly! I pretended it was champagne!

 

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And last week, I just watched my eldest graduate from elementary school. It’s a milestone. It’s bittersweet.

To celebrate we threw a big family party in his honor. And of course, we didn’t forget the Seagram’s Ginger Ale. No, it’s not at a five-star restaurant in Paris. It’s at home, surrounded by loved ones.

All kidding aside, I have a great life. And it’s so good to be me!

Pomegranate Shirley Temple

Traditionally made with grenadine, a pomegranate based sweet syrup, it tends to be more sugary than fruity. By using no-sugar added pomegranate concentrate, the fruit flavor (and color) is more intense. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 6 oz ginger ale
  • 1 oz pomegranate concentrate

Directions:

  1. Fill a glass with:
    • 1 cup ice
  2. Pour into the glass:
    • 6 oz ginger ale
    • 1 oz pomegranate concentrate
  3. Stir to combine & serve immediately.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 1

This post was sponsored by Seagram’s Ginger Ale. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!