When I was a kid we would only go out to dinner when report cards came out. We lived in Kansas City and would always go to a restaurant called Black Eyed Pea. We would order the kids meal with steam spinach, mashed potatoes + gravy and a Shirley Temple for a drink. WE LOVED this dinner. The waiter every.single.time. would gape at us kids ordering steamed spinach! What kid likes steamed spinach? And we would request a million refills with extra cherries on our shirley temples.
I had no idea how easy these bad boys are. It’s really just one secret ingredient…Grenadine. Grenadine came from the french, a french word grenade- meaning pomegranate. Originally grenadine was a syrup made from pomegranates, sugar and water. So it has both a sweet and tart taste to it. You can find it in the alcohol isle of most stores. I found this just at Walmart for about $2!
I have paired this recipe with the beautiful Coco and Kiwi diaper bag. It’s been my new favorite!! It’s meant for a diaper bag- for all the messed kids bring. You can wash it all! wipe it down, zip out a wet bag. It has pockets, stroller straps, diaper changing pad. It’s amazing. I love its size. Diaper bags can be huge and cumbersome, I tire of them so quick. But their style and size make them convenient and able to hold all my necessities.
- 1 12oz can cold Lemon-lime soda like Sprite
- Maraschino Cherries
- For every 12 oz of soda serve 2-4 TBSP of Grenadine syrup. Add 1-2 cherry and serve over ice.
Look for the Grenadine in the isle by the alcohol, or by the club soda in your grocery store.