So here it is - a homemade cherry Coke!
Muddled Cherry Syrup
recipe via Bon Appetit Magazine
1 lb fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted, or frozen pitted cherries, thawed and undrained
1 C sugar
Using a muddler or potato masher, smash cherries and sugar in a medium bowl to release juices.
Stir in 3/4 C hot water. Let stand until slightly cooled, stirring occasionally, about 30 mins. Cover and chill. Can be made 1 week ahead of time. Strain syrup before using, reserving cherries for garnish.
For cherry soda: fill glass with ice. Pour 3-4 T of syrup into glass. Fill with cola. Makes 1 serving.
|how cute is this Coke bottle?|
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