Aldo's Italian Soda Cocktail

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by gailanng

Aldo's Italian Soda, served at Aldo's Sidewalk Cafe in San Juan Capistrano. I copied this interesting excerpt: Adding a fine spritz to a drink is a marvelous thing, a centuries-old practice. Today, however, mixologists and bar chefs no longer think in terms of committing a splash of club soda to a cocktail. Mere carbonation is passe, now it's about adding quality effervescence. A spritz helps achieve all-important balance between the various elements in a cocktail. It enhances a drink's mouth feel, and most importantly, effervescence energizes a libation, transforming it from flat and lifeless to teeming with vibrancy and pizzazz. One thing you can do to immediately improve your drink-making abilities is look beyond using carbonated water from the beverage gun. Artificially charged water created on-site can hardly compare to the natural effervescence of sparkling waters, source-derived products like San Pellegrino, Perrier, or Ramlosa. These famous waters have an abundance of fine bubbles and mild acidity that invigorates a cocktail. Club soda can't begin to measure up

Top Review by Baby Kato

I love Italian Soda's and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. So good, so quick and sooo easy to make. It's a dangerous decadence Gailann and I can't seem to help myself. I have all the ingredients in the house, most of the time. I will be enjoying this delicious treat often. Thanks for sharing yet another winner. Made for Pac - Fall 2011

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ounce torani raspberry flavored syrup (other flavors good too)
  • 8 ounces san pellegrino sparkling water (can sub Perrier or Ramlosa)
  • ice
  • half-and-half, to float on top


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour over the ice the raspberry syrup then sparkling water. Carefully add half-and-half to top off.

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