Saturday, August 6, 2011
Italian Soda Party
This has made me want to have a party just so I can do this! Doesn't it sound so fun? And delicious?
Building an Italian Soda Bar
Setting up an Italian soda bar is a fresh, fruity alternative to the traditional backyard barbeque.
Studio 5's Executive Producer, Michelle Torsak shows how easy it is to create this big impact idea.
The original inspiration for an Italian soda party came from Elizabeth Kartchner's blog. You can check out the Dear Lizzy blog here, but be warned you will fall in love! http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/2011/05/party-time.html
I found a similar idea on this darling blog: http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/italian-soda-bar/
What you need for an Italian soda bar:
· Lots of sparkling water or club soda
· A variety of flavored syrups, available at Italian import stores or restaurant supply stores. I love the Torani syrups available at Granato's:
1391 S. 300 West; Salt Lake City
4044 S. 2700 East; Holladay
1638 S. Redwood Road; Salt Lake City
The most popular flavors for sodas are the traditional fruit flavors like strawberry, cherry, peach, and raspberry.
· Heavy cream or half and half (for cremosas)
· Whipped topping
· Soda glasses, available from Tai Pan Trading
· Striped straws, available from Orson Gygi located at 3500 South 300 West; Salt Lake City or online at The Bakers Confection Store:
Making an Italian soda:
An Italian soda is a combination of club soda or sparkling water and flavored syrup. For a traditonal Italian cream soda or cremosa, you add half and half or heavy cream.
Italian Soda: 8 oz. sparkling water
2 -4 Tbsp. flavored syrup
Fill a 16 oz. glass with ice. Add water and favored syrup. Stir to combine and top with whipped cream.
Cremosa: 8 oz. sparkling water
4 Tbsp. flavored syrup
1 oz. half-and-half
Fill a 16 oz. glass with ice, add syrup, soda water and half-and-half or milk. Stir to combine flavors and top with whipped cream.
Ice Cream: 8 oz. sparkling water
4 Tbsp. flavored syrup
Fill a 16 oz. glass with soda water and syrup. Stir to combine flavors and add 2 scoops of ice cream and top with whipped cream.
Free Favor Download:
Right now Martha Stewart has a free download for a fun favor tag. Click here to link to the download: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/goodthings/sweeten-up-favor-tag