Copy Cat Cherry Ironport Soda

Penny Hall


The Bluebird Restaurant in Logan Utah makes this soda drink, and it is nearly impossible to get the recipe from anywhere.


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How to Make Copy Cat Cherry Ironport Soda


  1. It is way easy to make…just 5 parts sparkling water and 1 part Ironport Syrup. I like to add a bit of cherry syrup, but it is also delicious without it. You can also use the higher quality sparkling water, I just bought the cheap stuff one day.

    I have to admit that I am not much of a soda drinker, but I have been craving this sweet drink a lot lately! I just had to share it with you. Hopefully you will get the chance to try some too!
    you can buy the ironport syrup online from:
  2. Ironport (sometimes spelled as two words: Iron Port) is an old-fashioned carbonated soft drink from the early part of the 20th century that was served at soda fountains. It can still be found in parts of Utah, Southern Idaho, Western Wyoming, and Eastern Nevada. The flavor has been described as somewhat of a cross between root beer and Caribbean spices and is very similar to the Cuban soda pop, Iron Beer. It is rumored to have been named after Porter Rockwell. The syrup can now be ordered online at RSM Foods

    Ironport can still be purchased on-tap at the following places:

    R&B Drive-In in American Falls, Idaho
    Lost River Drug in Arco, Idaho
    Five 11 Main Fountain & Pizzeria in Ashton, Idaho
    Big Jud's Country Diner in Archer, Ashton & Boise, Idaho
    Homestead Restaurant in Blackfoot, Idaho
    Westside Drive-In Boise, Idaho
    Tastee Treet in Chubbuck and Pocatello, Idaho
    Corner Drug in Driggs, Idaho
    The North Forty in Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Sato's Sushi in Idaho Falls, Idaho (Asian Ironport)
    Scotty's in Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Malad Drive In in Malad, Idaho
    Idaho Drug in Rigby, Idaho
    Eastman Drug in Soda Springs, Idaho

    Economy Drug in Ely, Nevada
    Steptoe Drug in Ely, Nevada

    Nielsen's Frozen Custard in Bountiful, Utah
    Peach City in Brigham City, Utah
    Bulloch Drug in Cedar City, Utah
    Car-Hop Cafe in Fillmore, Utah
    Hi-Mountain Drug in Kamas, Utah
    Nielsen's Frozen Custard in Layton, Utah
    Porter's Place in Lehi, Utah
    The Bluebird Restaurant in Logan, Utah
    Juniper Inn Logan, Utah
    GriDeli's in Ogden, Utah
    GriDeli's Express Newgate Mall in Ogden, Utah
    Howie's Premium Rootbeer in Orem, Utah
    Rocky Mountain Drive Inn Provo, Utah
    Stans Drive In Provo, Utah
    The Ideal Dairy in Richfield, Utah
    Marion's Variety Roosevelt, Utah
    The Hut & Super Video in Roy, Utah (called Steelport)
    The Blue Plate Diner in Salt Lake City, Utah
    Shivers in Salt Lake City, Utah
    Woody's Drive In in Salt Lake City, Utah
    Ala Cart 2 Go in Salt Lake City, Utah
    SOS drug store Springville, Utah
    Chevron Gas Station Smithfield, Utah
    Dairy Delight in Tooele, Utah

    City Drug in Evanston, Wyoming

    Often, Ironport is mixed with cherry syrup to make what is called a cherry ironport (e.g., at the Bluebird in Logan, Utah and at Eastman Drug in Soda Springs, Idaho).

    The Foods Service Division of Lyons Magnus produces Ironport Concentrate which can be bought at RSM Food Service in Logan, Utah and at Orson H. Gygi Co in Salt Lake City, Utah

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