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Lucky Horseshoe


August 1st -August 31st .


Raspberry Phosphate

Wild Roots raspberry vodka, soda water, a bit of simple sugar, and Horsford’s Acid Phosphate

In the early to mid-20th century, when soda fountains were a part of every pharmacy and a gathering spot for kids and neighbors, the phosphate was a popular drink, along with ice cream sodas and malts. It was made by combining a flavored syrup – cherry, chocolate, raspberry, lime – with soda water and acid phosphate, a mild mineral solution that was supposed to be good for the digestion. It gives drinks a tart, dry edge that balances the sweetness, but without the overpowering flavor of lemon and lime. As bottled and canned sodas took over, the companies used citric acid instead of acid phosphate, which has a different, more lemony flavor.

Why am I telling you all this? Because in the mid 20th century the site of the Lucky Horseshoe was a neighborhood pharmacy and soda fountain, and this cocktail is a tribute to the building’s history.



2524 SE Clinton
Portland, OR 97202

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