Back in the day I spent my freshman year of college at a school in Washington. There was a Starbucks cart in the Union Building. Now I'm not a coffee drinker, but my friends that worked there would make me all sorts of Italian soda concoctions. I wish I could remember all the syrup flavor combinations! Peach and grape sound familiar, but I'm not sure it's worth a test.
Italian sodas are a fun drink to make at home. This is what I am serving my family to drink at our Valentine's dinner.
You should make some too.
Sparkling water, tonic water, club soda... it's all the same. I don't recommend Sprite or 7-Up because they already have syrup in them.
Flavored syrups come in lot of different flavors. Some are even sugar free. I picked up raspberry and vanilla from my grocery store next to the coffee. My Target and Walmart didn't carry any that I could see.
Half & Half is optional. You could use regular milk or cream too. I like the soda with and without cream. Make it how you like it. You can also top with whipped cream.
The process is easy. Pour chilled soda water in to a glass. Add ice cubes if you desire.
Next pour your flavored syrup into the glass. I like a few tablespoons per glass. (This makes you realize how much syrup is in every soda you drink.)
Now is the time you add the half and half, or whipped cream for a creamy drink.
Drink up and repeat. It's really that easy!