Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

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)
  • blackberry
  • blueberry
  • cherry
  • coconut
  • melon
  • blueberry
  • mango
  • peach

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!

 

By | 2018-06-04T01:11:22+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

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Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+