When I was a lad going out for dinner nearly always meant the Swiss Chalet. At that time the restaurant actually had a chalet style roof and the waitresses wore "Swiss"
The drink pictured above isn't a Shirley Temple. I'll get to what it is. Recently I was searching for recipes in which to use my "homemade" grenadine. One recipe that kept cropping up was the Roy Rogers. While I did eventually grow to know of Shirley Temple I don't think I knew of Roy Rogers until I was in my teenage years and even then, to me, he was just a name. His namesake drink is an even more recent discovery. I don't know why, I guess western kitsch just wasn't that prevalent in my up bringing.
Anyway, most recipes call for a small amount of grenadine. Perfectly fine if you're using grocery store stuff that tastes like snow cone syrup. But with this stuff I think we need to up the ante.
1oz home made grenadine
4 oz Mexican Coca-Cola
Stir with ice. Garnish with a cherry. Pull the trigger.
I can't believe it took me so long to make grenadine. It's easy. Easier and possibly less fun than making Falernum. But still...