Small Batch Creamery

Best Phosphate, August 2015

A once-ubiquitous ingredient in soda fountain beverages, acid phosphate has mostly gone the way of aspic. The beauty of diluted phosphoric acid lies in the sourness it lends, which balances a drink’s sweetness without imparting any particular flavor. Get a taste of what Shirley Temple herself likely quaffed at Small Batch creamery inside Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions. The restaurant’s wild cherry phosphate float whips tangy cherry juice, wild cherry-vanilla bitters, Art of Drink acid phosphate, and house-made vanilla bean ice cream into a frothy concoction that triggers memories and tingling tongues.