How to Make Cherry Phosphate


Cherry phosphates are as American as apple pie - and this diner staple can be made at home, too. Try making these drinks for a summer barbecue or a burger and fries dinner.

Things You'll Need

  • 12 oz club soda
  • 2 teaspoons cherry flavored syrup, such as Torani
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh or reconstituted
  • maraschino cherry, optional

How to Make Cherry Phosphate

  • Use a tall glass (like the Coca Cola glass pictured), with plenty of room for ice.

  • Pour club soda into glass. Stir in cherry flavored syrup and stir.

  • Add lemon juice and stir again to combine.

  • Add ice cubes and garnish with maraschino cherry, if desired.

  • Finish with a drinking straw, and enjoy!

Tips & Warnings

  • Cherry flavored syrup is about $4.00 per bottle; look for it in the coffee aisle, next to the creamers and gourmet coffee.
  • Use club soda that hasn't been opened to ensure it's fizzly, not flat.

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