Spirits ‘n’ Sprites: Shirley Templar

A gamer walks into a bar…

…and asks for a Shirley Templar.

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No, no, no. A Shirley Templar.

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Spirits ‘n’ Sprites is open again for Thanksgiving here in the United States, and thank goodness we have a drink available today for all ages. If you’ve missed our previous cocktails, you can find the recipes here.

Oh, Templars. Whether they are opposing assassins or being knights for the Chantry (see what I did there?), they are always so… straight-laced and rule-bound. While part of me wanted to dedicate a drink to them that would break down that exterior… who can pass up a name like Shirley Templar, really?

Shirley Templar
Core flavor: ginger

2 oz. (60 mL) ginger ale (or ginger beer, if available)
2 oz. (60 mL) lime soda
2 oz. (60 mL) orange juice
1 oz. (30 mL) grenadine

serve over ice

While “fruity” is not a word that I would usually use to describe the templar, the idea of big, strong men and women relaxing with a drink full of fresh fruit flavors was rather appealing to me. After all, if Cassandra from Dragon Age: Inquisition can like romance novels, why can’t some scary shadow organization house people who like fruity drinks?

I mean, something has to go with those puppy eyes, doesn’t it?

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Thanks for coming! With the holidays just around the corner, be looking out for something a little more festive next month!

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I’m still taking requests, so if you have one, let me know in the comments!

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~ Athena

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  1. For some reason, I can totally imagine Alistair going for fruity drinks. And speaking of fruits, this recipe has a lot of my favourites, so I am definitely testing my hand at making Shirley Templars this weekend. Happy Friday! 🙂

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  2. Shirley… Templar… 😂 Awesome name for an awesome drink!! I found some alcoholic ginger beer so I plan to make this next weekend. Everything is better with alcohol, haha. (Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly!)

    I hate most Templars in Dragon Age, and I despised them in Assassin’s Creed until I played AC Rogue. That game showed me that both the Assassins and the Templars are operating in a pretty grey area on the morality scale. When it comes down to it, I think both sides truly care about humanity… their methods of trying to save it just vary greatly. I wish I had time to catch up on the series. I still need to play AC Syndicate and the new one, AC Origins. I mean, any game with the word “Origins” in it has to be awesome, right??

    *gazes at picture of Alistair for several minutes before moving on* 😁

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    1. It was almost “tasty templar” but I decided that I didn’t want to go anywhere near that one. Let me know how your drink modification goes!

      Oh, templars. I’m not sure they were particularly “liked” in real life, either, although they were definitely respected, and the Knights Templar actually created the first banks in which you could deposit money at one bank and withdraw it from another one of their banks (as long as you were a Templar, but it was a start).

      I highly approve of games with the name “Origin” in them.

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      1. Tasty… Templar… lamppost… winter… 😂😂😂 Yeah, it’s best you didn’t go there, but too late now, haha. I’ll see myself out…

        But first, I didn’t know that about the real Templars! Actually, I only know about video game Templars now that i think about it.

        *flees in a flash*

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  3. You know, the real life templars seem to have been pretty baller. Kind of sad to see them getting a bad rap in most fiction now.

    In any case, were I to be putting this together, I would have had a templar cocktail as being a tall glass of water. On the rocks. Maybe with a piece of citrus if they were really wanting to cut loose. Glad you’re more creative than I would have been.

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    1. I guess so! Especially if you were on their side haha. But yeah, their intentions were always good (or on the side of the Church, if that means something different)

      I think a glass of water would be more fitting for a real templar, wouldn’t it? And citrus? Slow down, sir, I’m not sure anyone could keep up with that! haha

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