While we do not drink carbonated soda drinks in our house often, this Italian Soda holds a special place in my heart and it has only two ingredients! It’s SO easy to make, and you won’t regret it.
My love for Italian Soda started a couple of years ago. Beau and I had just finished up a yoga class on a Saturday at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.
It was around 11:30 am, so we decided to brunch at a cute little café off of Greenville Avenue.
As you all know, I am the worst decision maker ever, but when I saw someone order an “Italian Soda,” I had to have it! It was the best strawberry water soda I had EVER had!
The recipe is basic. Water and Syrup.
There is a couple of different ways you can make this drink, but I am going to share my favorite way.
You take a cup and fill it with ice. You add about 2 tbsp or less of Torani’s flavored syrup. I usually just eye the amount I put in the cup as I do not feel the need to measure it out. For those of you that prefer sugar free, there is also sugar free syrup!
Then, you fill the glass with non-flavored carbonated water, such as club Soda, or my favorite, San Pellegrino. Take a spoon and stir it all together!
The key is to not stir for too long, because if you do, the drink will lose a lot of its carbonation.
Now you can always do water, syrup, then ice if you prefer, but it’s all about figuring out your favorite method.
While the syrup does contain a higher amount of sugar, I still prefer it so much more to Coke or Dr. Pepper, etc. You can easily find the syrup at stores like World Market, both in stores and online.
There are SO many different Torani syrups you can try, but my favorites are strawberry, raspberry, and peach!
Another tip to try if you’re interested, is to add a little bit of half and half to your drink and it becomes a French soda, and has a different, but yummy taste! It’s like a creamsicle, and it’s absolutely amazing.
2 tbsp of Torani Flavored Syrup
1 Cup (8 oz) of carbonated, un-flavored water
A splash of half and half
I hope you try this quick and easy drink guide out, and let me know in the comments below what you think once you try it!