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Sour Cherry Soda

Sour Cherry Soda

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes + chilling
  • Yield: 1/2-2/3 cup syrup 1x


Combine this sour cherry soda syrup with carbonated water for a homemade, from-scratch drink that’s refreshing and fizzy.


  • 1 pound sour cherries, pitted
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Sparkling water for serving


  1. Place the cherries in a large saucepan along with the lemon juice, sugar and water. Bring the mixture a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes until it thickens into a syrupy consistency. Cool to room temperature before chilling in the refrigerator.
  2. Strain the mixture and save the cherries for another use. Depending on your flavor preference, add the syrup to sparkling water.