Picture yourself sitting on a swivel stool with both elbows firmly planted on the counter while slowly sipping the refreshing sweet richness of cherry syrup mixed with the snappy flavor of Coca-Cola. It’s no secret, those two flavors have always been memorable.
Saturday afternoons were made for visiting the local malt shop or soda fountain and sometimes your favorite gal shows up and slips in a second straw. Those were the good old days.
But these days, the bottled mixture just doesn’t quite match up with the stuff we used to get at the soda fountain. I think the Coca-Cola formula has changed and the cherry syrups don’t seem as rich and tasty as those back in the 1950s. Some say it’s because cheaper corn syrup has replaced real sugar.
Some say the human body can’t tell the difference between sugar and corn syrup but our taste buds sure can. My recipe does not try to change Coke’s formulas, but I have produced some very nice Cherry Cokes with the use of Cherry Espresso Syrup made from sugar. So, follow along on this super-easy refreshing beverage made so popular over the years.
Now that Summer has slipped into Autumn, perhaps it’s fitting to post a great recipe honoring one of the most popular soda fountain drinks of the 1950s.
With the passing of Summer and the beginning of Autumn, perhaps this is the perfect time to re-introduce one of the most popular soda fountain flavors of the 1950s.
Here is the recipe:
In a 16 ounce glass, add a few ice cubes and one ounce (2 tablespoons) of cherry espresso syrup.
Top it off with good, old fashioned Coca-Cola.
Enjoy, that’s all there is to one of the greatest drinks ever created.