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We’re wild for this old-fashioned, cherry-flecked phosphate.
1 1/2 oz. wild cherry syrup (see below)
1 tsp. acid phosphate
6 oz. club soda
Pour the cherry syrup and acid phosphate in the bottom of a chilled glass. Slowly add chilled club soda and stir gently to combine.
Wild Cherry Syrup
1 oz. cherry bark
4 oz. cherry juice
1 oz. glycerin
8 oz. water
1 1/4 cups sugar
Mix the glycerin with 4 ounces of water, add to the bark and let steep for 24 hours. Strain liquid into a clean glass jar. Cover the bark with 4 ounces of warm water, and let steep for 1 hour. Strain this liquid into the jar with the liquid from the first steep. Add cherry juice and additional water as need to measure 12 ounces of liquid. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Adapted from Darcy O’Neil’s Fix the Pumps
Read more about phosphates and the soda fountains that are using them in "Fizzy Business" from the July/August 2011 issue.