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- n. A non-alcoholic cocktail traditionally made with ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and orange juice garnished with a maraschino cherry and slice of lemon. The ginger ale is commonly substituted with lemon-lime soft drink, and the orange juice is commonly left out.
The U.S. Ambassador was our old friend Shirley Temple Black, who with her husband, Charlie, worked as a very effective team for the United States.
Before we went, I called an old friend from our UN days, Shirley Temple Black, and asked her for any advice she might have since she had served there as ambassador.
Until she’d learned the fine art of combining straightening gel and the blow-dryer, she’d been the victim of fat sausage ringlets that had made her look like a skinny, way-less-cute Shirley Temple and had led to Matt calling her Curls.
Fueled by their praise that I was better and more talented than Ms. Shirley Temple herself, whom I watched on TV and idolized, I copied her every move, pressing my fingers into my cheeks in an attempt to create dimples and constantly begging my mom to curl my hair into ringlets.
Debbie sang and danced and impersonated Shirley Temple like I did, but she was thin and bubbly and I was fat and morose, so you do the math.
Fill the room with streamers and balloons and start the party off with a few rounds of Shirley Temple Blacks—ginger ale, grenadine and a maraschino cherry matured by a dose of Johnny Walker Black.