Classic Roy Rogers Drink Recipe

Mocktails aren't just for those who are pregnant or sober. These booze-free beverages can be enjoyed by anyone wanting to liven up their midday afternoon with a refreshing drink. One classic mocktail recipe that has been around for decades is the Roy Rogers.

Recipe developer, Susan Olayinka, brings us this recipe for a classic Roy Rogers. She tells us "the Roy Rogers drink is named after the famous American actor and singer who was known for his roles in westerns, who apparently didn't drink alcohol." She also mentions that while this drink is a mocktail, if you want "you can make this recipe alcoholic by simply adding your favorite spirit."

Wondering when would be best to serve this drink? Olayinka recommends "since this recipe is so easy, it's perfect for when you're hosting friends or family and want to make a tasty drink without having to put in too much effort."

Gather your ingredients for the classic Roy Rogers drink

To make this classic Roy Rogers, you can start by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe, you will need coke, grenadine syrup, Maraschino cherries, and ice. Just don't go making this drink ahead of time. Olayinka warns "this recipe is best served fresh. After that, the drink will start to lose its flavor and fizziness."

Add ice cubes and Coke to a glass

First things first, place ice cubes into two drinking glasses. Then, pour coke into each glass, coming up to about 1 inch from top of the rim.

If you want to get creative with this drink, you can make some simple alterations. Olayinka notes "some possible variations of this recipe could include using different types of soda, such as root beer or cream soda. You could also experiment with different types of syrup, such as peach or raspberry. And lastly, you could garnish with different fruits, such as oranges or lemons."

Add grenadine and maraschino cherry garnish

Next, add 1 ounce grenadine syrup to each glass. Olayinka advises "be careful when adding the Grenadine syrup so that it doesn't sink to the bottom and create an uneven color." Finally, garnish each drink with a maraschino cherry before kicking back to enjoy.

Classic Roy Rogers Drink Recipe
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When you're looking for a fizzy mocktail to liven up your lunch without going to your head, try this simple and fast recipe for a classic Roy Rogers.
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cherries in Roy Rogers drink
Total time: 2 minutes
  • 10 ounces Coca-Cola
  • 2 ounces grenadine syrup
  • 2 Maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups ice blocks
  1. Distribute ice equally in two glasses.
  2. Pour in the Coca-Cola, leaving about 1 inch at the top of the glass.
  3. Add 1 ounce grenadine syrup to each glass.
  4. Garnish each drink with a Maraschino cherry and enjoy.
Calories per Serving 134
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 31.8 g
Sodium 18.8 mg
Protein 0.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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