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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Add lemon juice and stir again to combine.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Finish with a drinking straw, and enjoy!


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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