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Strawberry Italian Cream Soda

Cuisine Quick 'N Easy
Author Christina Lakey

Ingredients

For the Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup mint/basil - to equal approximately 1/4 optional

For the Soda:

  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons berry syrup
  • ½ cup sparkling water or club soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons whipping cream

Instructions

To make the syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar, water and herbs (optional) over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.

To make the drink:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add the syrup, then club soda.
  3. Pour in whipping cream to top it off. Admire the beauty!
  4. Stir before drinking to combine.

Recipe Notes

Change it Up:
Substitute raspberries or blackberries in the syrup.
Instead of making a syrup, use a pre-purchased syrup (such as Torani brand).
Dress it Up:
Add a squirt of whipped cream and some fresh berry slices on top to impress.
Dress it Down:
Not into cream? Leave it out completely for a simple Italian soda (sans cream).