Cherry phosphates are as American as apple pie - and this diner staple can be made at home, too. Try making a phosphate to spice up a burger and fries dinner.
Pour syrup into tall glass. Add club soda and lemon juice. Stir, add cherry and serve.
Note: Torani syrup is found in the coffee and tea aisle of most supermarkets for about $4 a bottle.
About The Author: An Arizona freelance writer for the past decade, Claire is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic's business, career builder and community sections and is also the author of a statewide restaurant guide, "Dining in Arizona - 101 Great Places to Eat" Claire has co-authored several cookbooks and is now a working chef and menu designer in Sun City, AZ.
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