Skip to main content

American-Style Italian Soda

tbspSusan Recipe by
(0 reviews)
American-Style Italian Soda
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1
  • Pinterest
    0
  • Fave
    0
  • Email
    422
  • Facebook
    0
  • Print
    0

  • Pinterest
    0
  • Fave
    0
  • Email
    422
  • Facebook
    0
  • Print
    0

American-Style Italian Soda

Salute a special version of an Italian soda that's dressed to impress Uncle Sam!

Ingredients

1
tablespoon raspberry syrup (found at coffee shops or the coffee aisle of the grocery store)
1/2
cup sparkling water, club soda, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
(whipped cream for topping)
(blueberries for topping and/or garnish)

Directions

  • 1 Add 1 tbsp raspberry syrup to a clean, clear 8 oz. glass. (A slender parfait glass works well.)
  • 2 Slowly add 1/2 cup cold sparkling water (or other clear carbonated water or soda).
  • 3 Add crushed ice if desired.
  • 4 Top with whipped cream and blueberries. Garnish with a stir stick strung with blueberries if desired. Serve immediately.
See Step By Step

Step By Step  

American-Style Italian Soda

As prepared by tbspSusan,

Every heart beats true 'neath the red, white and blue...


George Cohan wrote that many moons ago, but this time of year we all take a page from his lyric notebook and trumpet the colors in creative ways.


My 4th of July celebrations include adults and kids, so I wanted a fun little libation we all could slurp with gusto. This is the perfect one to set our flags a-flutter.

You astute refreshment experts out there will recognize this as a raspberry Italian soda -- sold at coffee houses around the country for big bucks. But since this is an American holiday (and, truthfully, this drink originated in the U.S. anyway), we'll call it an American-Style Italian Soda, and we'll make it for pennies. This is sparkling, spirited drinkable fun at its best!

Raspberry Italian Soda Recipe

The slender shape of this parfait glass works awesomely. If you don't want to splurge on barware, cruise antique shops and second-hand stores to score cool little pieces like this on the cheap.

Here we go:

Pour 1 tablespoon of raspberry syrup (found at coffee shops or in the coffee aisle of your grocery store) into a clean, clear 8 oz. glass.

Italian Soda Recipe

To that, add 1/2 cup of cold, clear carbonated beverage of your choice (club soda, sparkling water, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, etc.). It will mix with the syrup, creating a beautiful, bubbly ruby-colored drink:

Raspberry Italian Soda Recipe

Top with whipped cream and blueberries to make a trifecta of patriotic pizazz. Add the blueberries to the topping, or create a sensational stir stick with them:

4th of July Drink Recipe

For those who like creamy sodas, the stir-stick can be used to blend the ingredients before drinking.

Variations


This drink is very forgiving. Mix it up and try it in different combos and ratios. Here's how versatile it can be:

  • Grown-ups: Want to add some doodle to your dandy? Substitute a shot of raspberry (or vanilla) vodka for the raspberry syrup.

  • Don't like raspberry? Substitute any other flavored syrup that lights your fireworks.

  • Barter the bubbly: club soda, sparkling water, ginger ale or even lemon-lime soda pop can be used. Choose whatever bubbles float your boat.

  • Add ice if you'd like, don't if you won't. For smallish barware like ours, crushed ice works best.


Less of a Good Thing


Remember, syrups and sodas are available sugar-free!

Party Idea


Set up a soda bar and let your guests mix their own creations to their liking. Garnishes are half the fun, so offer lots! Outdoor party? Use plastic stemware for all the fun minus the "gotta be careful"ness.

More Beverages to Make Your 4th Sparkle


Here are a few more drinks to help you wet your holiday whistle:

Featured recipe: American-Style Italian Soda


Have a sweeeet 4th of July!

See Recipe
Nutrition Information 
No nutrition information available for this recipe
See More  
More To Explore
powered by ZergNet

Comments (0)

Add a Review

From Around the Web

powered by ZergNet