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Italian Soda Bar

Italian Soda Bar

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Last weekend we threw Little Lady’s 3rd birthday party.  It was a bunny themed blast!  In addition to snacks, dinner, dessert and standard drinks I wanted to add something a little different this year.  In the past I’ve done a hot chocolate bar which was always amazing. The only issue with that is the growing amount of small children that now accompany all family gatherings.  Just the thought of a kid trying to make their own cocoa scares me so I scratched that and went with an Italian Soda Bar this year.

italian soda bar

I’ve had these before but have never made my own at home.  I was inspired by Making the World Cuter and her adorable set up for parties.

italian soda sign square

To make the drinks I used:

  • Sparkling water
  • Flavorings (I used mixes made for martini’s but they taste great here too, you could also use syrups intended for coffee)
  • Half and half
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cups
  • Straws
  • Cute sign with instructions

 

  • italian soda mix

My mom and I had the rough task of taste testing all the combinations the night before.  We loved the basic flavoring with sparkling water but the cream soda was even better.

To make a drink add 1-2 shots of flavor to a cup and fill with sparkling water.  We had big cups, so 2 shots was perfect.  Definitely taste test first.

To make a cream soda add a shot of half & half and top with whipped cream.

These went over so well at the party, everyone got to make their own concoction.  I will be doing this again.

Are you an italian soda fan?  What’s your favorite blend?

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