Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style!
Not interested in the fuss? Want a simpler drink? Make an Italian Soda using a low sodium mineral water (i.e. San Pellegrino) & a fruit syrup! You’ll might be surprised to learn that there are dozens of flavors available at specialty markets and on-line. Obviously, you’ll need to avoid sugar free syrups and strong citrus flavors like lemon, lime and orange.
Try these flavors!
- raspberry (& blue raspberry)
Just remember that an Italian soda should have a pale blush of color, roughly one shot of flavoring per glass of water. If it’s dark, you’ve used too much flavoring and are getting an overdose of sugar! These sodas are lighter and much more refreshing! Serve with plenty of crushed ice!
You can’t go wrong with Flavorganics Raspberry Syrup with a sprig of mint on top! Torani syrups are quite popular but contain more citric acid and colorings! Use these in very small quantities, diluted with plenty of water!