A Salute to the “King of the Cowboys” – the Roy Rogers Beverage

Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger

Queen of the West Dale Evans poses alongside her husband Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger.

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 TumbleweedsThe 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

The Roy Rogers beverage

Photo Source: Allrecipes.com

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.

Ingredients: 

Directions:  Pour the ingredients into a collins glass filled with ice. Stir well.  Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

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Remembering the “King of Cowboys”

For those of you who don’t know… Wikipedia has this to say about Roy Rogers… “Roy Rogers was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the “King of the Cowboys”, he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.”

Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio.   On July 6, 1998, the man known for his good guy hero image, died from congestive heart failure.

 

Here is a celebration of his memory:

Roy Rogers and the Statler Brothers

Roy Rogers joins the Country and Western group The Statler Brothers to sing (and yodel) the song Old Skyball Paint.

 

“Shirley Temple” Drink Recipe

In honor of the cultural icon and talent who stole many hearts, a drink was created for the little curly headed dancer and actress.  At 21 years of age, she retired from the Hollywood scene and later became a United States ambassador.  On Monday, Feb. 10, she died at the age of 85.

Here’s your chance to create your own version of the non-alcoholic beverage.

Shirley Temple, child star

Child star Shirley Temple

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • 3 ounces ginger ale
  • Dash grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions: Pour lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a glass with ice cubes. Then, add a dash of grenadine. Finally, stir your refreshing drink and top it off with a cherry.

For more information on Shirley Temple and the Mocktail… click here.