This drink is very charming, perfect for those who don’t want to drink alcohol or stick to juices or soft drinks.
Having a special drink, made with care, even if it’s simple, is much better than opening a can of soda and putting it in the glass. Italian soda is the perfect drink to bring the party mood, without drinking alcohol.
To make a good Italian soda, you basically need a tall glass, sparkling water, and ice. So, to add flavor and an appetizing look to the drink, just decide whether to use chopped or crushed fresh fruit, frozen fruit, juice concentrate, or even black currant syrup.
Italian watermelon drink
This recipe is simple, looks very nice and very refreshing. Stay hydrated with this drink on hot days.
Diced watermelon: 2 cups;
Ice cream: to taste, abundant;
Cold sparkling water: 1 bottle.
Mix the watermelon in the blender and drain it.
Divide the juice into two pretty glasses.
Fill glasses with ice and top with sparkling water. Serve on time.
With blackcurrant syrup
Blackcurrant syrup is very easy to find in supermarkets. It is a concentrated liquid, very sweet, with the flavor of certain fruits, and the most traditional is gooseberry. But you can choose another flavor.
Ice cream: to taste;
Sparkling water: complete the glass;
Fruit syrup (blackcurrant or other): about 3 glass fingers.
Choose your glass, you can decorate it with a fruit on the edge to make it more beautiful.
Then, fill the bottom of the glass, about 2, 3 or even 4 fingers of fruit syrup. Here it is a matter of taste, whether you prefer it weaker or stronger. Add less, taste and add more if needed.
Then add plenty of crushed ice and finish by filling the glass with cold sparkling water to serve immediately.
Italian soda with homemade passion fruit syrup
For those who love passion fruit, this version is to make your mouth water. In this recipe, the syrup is made by hand.
- Sugar: 1 kg;
- Water: 960 milliliters;
- Very stuffed passion fruit pulp: 1 unit.
- drink ingredients
- Sparkling water: 200 milliliters;
- Passion fruit syrup: 50 milliliters;
- Ice cream: to taste, abundant.
Place the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
This is when the mixture becomes homogeneous and crystalline. Then, reserve the syrup in the refrigerator.
When the syrup is cold, you can prepare the drink. Fill the glass with ice, add the syrup and then the water. Serve with a straw.
By Priscilla Riscarolli. Article in Portuguese