Cherry Amaretto Egg Cream

Growing up in Jewish delis, there was no way I would make it to adulthood without a general craving for egg creams all the time. They're the lighter sister of milkshakes, and I love the tangy effervescence of seltzer mixed with sweet syrup. There are so many competing histories of the name "egg cream" that I'm not even going to bother putting together a list. Do yourself a favor and give up on searching for the true story behind this drink's name. It doesn't exist. Drink up!

Serves 1


  • ½ cup Cold Milk

  • 1 cup Cold Seltzer

  • 2 tablespoons Cherry Syrup (from a jar of Maraschino Cherries)

  • Optional: 1 ounce Amaretto Liqueur, or Maraschino Liqueur (like Luxardo)



  1. Add milk to glass.

  2. Pour seltzer into glass while stirring vigorously, allowing a foamy head to form.

  3. Pour syrup and liqueur (if using) into glass. Stir from the bottom, until just combined, leaving the head white and foamy at the top.