Known as ‘King of the Cowboys,’ Roy Rogers is one of the most recognized cowboys in the world and often appeared with cowgirl Dale Evans. His majestic singing voice, charm and good guy persona was portrayed in all of his movies and TV shows including Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The Cowboy and the Señorita and The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show.
Actor and singer Leonard Franklin Slye was born on November 5, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Andrew and Mattie Slye. Known best as a singing cowboy, Rogers, with his trademark horse Trigger, appeared in nearly 100 films during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, many of them featuring his third wife, Dale Evans. He died July 6, 1998.
Like child actress Shirley Temple, a non-alcoholic drink was named after American icon Roy Rogers. The recipe is below.
The Roy Rogers
This is also sometimes called a Cherry Cola despite the fact that most grenadine is made of pomegranate, not cherries. Whatever you call it, it is a nice mocktail.
- 1/4 ounce grenadine
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
Directions: Pour the ingredients into a collins glass filled with ice. Stir well. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.
(recipe provided by Colleen Graham)