The Dirty Shirley Mimosa is a fun twist on a Dirty Shirley Cocktail.

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I have the perfect cocktail to celebrate the occassion, the Dirty Shirley Mimosa. Dirty Shirley cocktails had a huge spike in popularity in 2022. The Washington Post even called it the drink of the summer. One of my favorite blogs, Culinary Hill, has a post on how to make a Dirty Shirley.

Inspired by the kid-friendly Shirley Temple mocktail, which features Sprite or 7 Up with a splash of grenadine, for a Dirty Shirley, vodka is added to the recipe. For a Dirty Shirley Mimosa, you simply use prosecco or champagne in place of the Sprite/7 Up and also include an ounce of vodka.

Step by Step Instructions

To prepare the Dirty Shirley Mimosa, I gathered all of my ingredients and two tall, champagne flutes. To begin, I poured one ounce of vodka (I used Tito’s Handmade Vodka) directly into the champagne flute.

Next, I added one ounce of grenadine to the vodka base.

Using a long cocktail spoon, I stirred the two ingredients to mix and combine.

To finish off the cocktail, I topped the vodka and grenadine with prosecco, filling the glass to the top.

The Dirty Shirley Cocktail Mimosais not only pretty, but it is also a great tasting cocktail. Champagne or prosecco cocktails are a favorite of mine. I always gravitate towards them when I see a champage or prosecco cocktail on the menu.

Champagne or prosecco cocktails pair nicely with acidic, sweet, fatty and salty flavors. If I was pairing this Dirty Shirley Mimosa with a meal, I would pair it with my dessert or a light and fruity salad.

Ready for the recipe? Check it out below.

Dirty Shirley Mimosa

A delicious prosecco based cocktail inspired by the Dirty Shirley.
Prep Time5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 bottle Prosecco or champagne, chilled
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • 1 oz vodka
  • cherries or strawberries for garnish


  • Pour 1 oz of vodka into the champagne flute
  • Pour 1 oz grenadine into the champagne flute with the vodka
  • Stir to combine
  • Top with prosecco, filling the champagne glass.
  • Garnish with cherries or strawberries and serve

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