Contrary to popular belief, real Cherry Coke does not come pre-bottled. One orders cherry Coke from a diner, malt shop, or burger joint. The stuff in the bottle, although delicious, is merely an acceptable substitute at times when cherry-flavored syrup is unavailable.
- Pour Coca-Cola over ice.
- Add cherry-flavored syrup.
- Insert straw.
- Optional: Garnish with maraschino cherries.