One of the jobs my grandfather had when I was little was at a country club as bartender.
I use to love going there, they always had the neatest swizzle sticks. They were almost like little toys, some had little whistles that actually worked others had moveable parts. To this day in my china cabinet I have a little jar filled with all the swizzle sticks I collected as a child, there has to be at least 30 of them if not more. Of course a young lady that was all of 4 or 5 couldn’t just get these swizzle sticks unless she ordered a drink and this young lady’s drink of choice…..why a “Shirley Temple” naturally and since I had an in with the bartender, I always got extra cherries!
7-Up, ginger ale or club soda
Pour glass about 2/3 full of 7-Up. Add about 3 maraschino cherries, also add about 1/8 teaspoon of cherry juice. Mix together and add ice.