It's been a lovely week for drinking on the back porch. I had acquired the things necessary to make Dirty Shirleys, my bff Erica's favorite drink. It consists of 7Up, vodka, and grenadine. Mix, drink. Ta-da.
BUT! My gentleman was playing Assassin's Creed one night and in the middle of the game a recipe was imparted for Shirley Templars. Love it. It's exactly the same as a Dirty Shirley except with gin instead of vodka.
I didn't think I would like the Templar because gin can sometimes be too strong for me, but I actually liked it better than the Dirty Shirley. Yum!