When I think of Americana, I can't help but this the sweet cherub face of Shirley Temple. I am not quite sure if the grenadine-7 up drink is actually named for her or not, but as a child I loved a Shirley Temple, most especially on festive occasions.
Clearly I am not one for over the top sugary drinks, but I have created the most delightful, refreshing adult version of a Shirley Temple. One in which my mom asked, "Is this a Shirley Temple?" and after one sip she exclaimed "Shirley is a naughty girl!" (hints the name).
Naught-A Shirley Temple
2 shots Citron Vodka (I used Svedka)
2 shots tonic water
Fill up with cranberry juice (leave about an inch at the top)
Rose's Sweet Lime (as a topper)
Combine all ingredients over ice in a pint glass, squeeze the lime edge, toss in a straw or two and enjoy the taste of summer!