An Italian Soda is a flavored carbonated drink, typically made with a flavouring syrup component and an unflavored carbonated component.
Italian Sodas can be purchased pre-mixed from grocery stores, though the quality isn't usually great. The most popular way to enjoy an italian soda is to buy the components and made it yourself at home, which is as simple and mixing the ingredients together in a glass.
The carbonated portion can be made using mineral water, sparkling water, or plain water depending on personal preferences.
- 7 oz Sparkling water or soda
- 1 oz Fruity flavouring syrup eg. Torani, Monin
- 1 slice Garnish lemon slice, lime slice, orange wedge
- Fill 14-oz glass half full with ice
- Add sparkling water or club soda
- Add fruity flavored syrup eg. cherry, strawberry, peach, lemon, lime
They usually don't have any caffeine content, though they can be mixed with a tea (after cooling) for a little pick-me-up.
Most popular Italian Soda flavors
Fruit flavors are typically used in Italian Sodas, such as peach, raspberry, lemon, lime, strawberry, etc.
A popular variation know as the Italian Cream Soda adds a vanilla or coconut flavor to the fruit flavor, to create a smoother, creamier taste.
Italian Soda Brands
Popular brands of flavoring syrups include Torani, Monin and 1883. These brands are known for using quality ingredients, and a have a lineup of over 100 unique flavours each.
Sugar Free Italian Sodas
Sugar Free Syrups can also be used, which are typically sweetened with Splenda, though sometimes Aspartame or Stevia are used. They allow people with a restricted diet (due to a diet, or diabetes) to enjoy more flavorful drinks.
Do Italian Sodas have caffeine?
No! Italian sodas are made with carbonated water, plus flavoring syrups. Unless you intentionally add caffeine somehow, there is no caffeine.
Pre-made brands of italian sodas may differ.