From a cherry phosphate soda at the local fountain to an Angostura Phosphate at the neighborhood tavern, acid phosphate was an early 20th century drink ingredient all-star. Eventually, it fell out of favor and was replaced by all things citrus. Luckily, what was lost to history has recently been re-found and a world of mixology magic awaits you!
Most drinks that call for a balance between sweet and sour use some combination of citrus fruits and/or citric acid, creating a very similar-tasting world of cocktails. Acid phosphate provides the tart, sour note that people love, but leaves the citrusy tang out of the equation. This allows the true flavor of your boozy beverage (or non-alcoholic sparkling soda) to come to the forefront of your drinking experience.
Embrace the past and bring your cocktails back to the future with a secret ingredient that shouldn’t be such a secret: acid phosphate!