I’m back with another soda syrup and this one’s for the Mister–he loves anything involving cherries. My in-laws live in the fruit-growing capital of Washington, so each year we acquire pounds upon pounds of cherries that need to be consumed. Poor us, right? After a while, though, it’s easy to get cherry-ed out, so I start looking for alternate ways to use them and making a cherry soda syrup was met with excitement. In fact, the Mister was so thrilled about the prospect of cherry soda, he pitted all the cherries for me to speed me on my way.
Here’s the recipe below. Click on the image to get an easier-to-print page instead of writing it down. The technique is quite simple and one of the best parts of this particular recipe is that once you strain the syrup you get a bowl of sticky, squishy cooked cherries that are perfect for adding to the soda or putting on ice cream or yogurt. Yum.
I have noticed during the last week or so that cherries are always on sale at the grocer and I don’t know if that’s just here because we have a glut of those juicy red gems, or if that’s everywhere, but keep an eye out for cherry sales now that summer is coming to a close and make this cherry soda syrup for cheap.
Do you like fruit-flavored sodas? What about fruit flavors added to colas?