How to Make a Roy Rogers Drink

Every party has its set of teetotalers, and sadly they always feel left out. However, as you plan this weekend's party here's a simple drink that even these non-drinkers can enjoy. Try out these Roy Rogers drink recipes to include everyone in your next drinking game.
Steps to make a Roy Rogers drink
Did You Know?
The reason why Roy Rogers drink is non-alcoholic because Roy Rogers himself was a teetotaler.
The Roy Rogers drink is named after the legendary actor himself. Born Leonard Franklin Slye, Roy Rogers became famous as a cowboy actor and singer. Over the years, he came to be known as the 'King of Cowboys' and has over 100 films to his credit. He and his wife Dale Evans also starred in the television show, The Roy Rogers Show. The quintessential cowboy, Roy Rogers is also associated with an non alcoholic drink.

Typically known as the cowboy drink, it is a non-alcoholic mocktail. As it is made with grenadine syrup, it is also called a grenadini. The grenadine syrup is a distinctly red-colored syrup made from pomegranate juice or concentrate. Most of these syrups do not contain alcohol, while some of them do. To make your Roy Rogers drink alcoholic or non-alcoholic, you can always substitute certain ingredients and experiment with them too. Here's taking a look at three simple recipes of Roy Rogers drink that can be made in a jiffy.

3 Simple Ways to Make a Roy Rogers Drink

Non-alcoholic Roy Rogers Drink

1/4 ounce grenadine
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Preparation time: 3 minutes
Serves: 1 person

Fill a highball glass halfway with ice. Now, pour all the ingredients in the glass, and stir well. To complete the drink garnish it with maraschino cherry.

Ginger-Lemon Roy Rogers Drink

4 ounces ginger ale
2 ounces lemon-lime soda
1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Serves: 1 person

Pour the ginger ale, lemon-lime soda and grenadine into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes, and stir well. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve it chilled.

Alcoholic Roy Rogers Drink

8 ounces Bacardi Silver
2 ounces Peter Heering
2 ounces Coca-Cola with lime
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Serves: 1 person

Fill up a highball glass with ice. Next, add all the ingredients to it and stir well to serve it right.

A Roy Rogers drink is often confused with a Shirley Temple―another non-alcoholic mocktail. The simple difference between the two drinks is that a Shirley Temple is made with Sprite, while Roy Rogers uses Cola. When the red-colored syrup is added to Sprite it gets a pink tone, whereas Roy Rogers looks dark despite any variations that you may make to it.
Published: June 26, 2014
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