Having an Italian themed dinner party? Play some Italian music, stick some candles in old wine bottles, and let your guests make their own Italian sodas. My kids really like these. I buy my Torani Syrup at a store called World Market - they have many flavors and even sugar-free types. The flavor combinations are endless. Under directions I've listed a few of our favorite flavor combinations. Also, Torani syrup is so versatile for other things; drizzle some on a dessert plate, over cheesecake, lace a bowl of ice cream, or mix with some whipping cream for a new flavor. Mix some strawberry flavor with lemonade. Ok, I'll stop now.
- Fill a 16 ounce glass half full with crushed ice. Add your flavor choice of Torani syrup and the sparkling water or club soda. Stir.
- To make it an Italian cream soda, float the half-and-half on top of the drink. Stir in just prior to drinking.
- Use a single flavor or syrup, or try one of these combinations.
- 1 ounce lemon syrup with 1/2 ounce strawberry syrup.
- 1 ounce pink grapefruit syrup with 1/2 ounce mandarin orange syrup.
- 3/4 ounce cranberry syrup with 1/4 ounce lime syrup.
- 1/2 ounce cherry syrup with 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup.
Thank you charlie #5 for sharing this lovely recipe. I love Italian Sodas and this recipe is no exception. What a great, refreshing, cold treat. I used orange syrup and mixed it with 2 oz of cream. It made a lovely soft subtle tasting orange treat that I will make again. Made for My 3 chefs.