Italian sodas, a classic party go-to, gets a Valentine’s Day upgrade! I know there are “recipes” out there for Italian sodas, but I honestly don’t believe there’s a set way to make them—it all comes down to taste preferences! So you simply need syrups (I’m a Torani fan, and since it’s V-Day themed I tried to stick to pinks and reds like strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, and peach), half and half, and club soda. But to take it to that next level, you need toppings! Whipped cream is a given, but we’ve also added Sixlets, candy hearts, raspberries, strawberries, and cotton candy bits. Scroll on for more details!
Forget drink charms, how about coating each glass in different sprinkles so your guests can keep track of whose is whose?
It’s always about the little details! The covered glass dish holds our heart-shaped ice cubes which you can see below. They’re a perfect size for the small opening of the milk bottles. I purchased a silicone heart mold from Walmart—it didn’t make very many at a time, but I started early and just stored them in a container in the freezer until we were ready for them.
An easy way to keep everything on theme and photo-ready is to cover pre-existing labels with other paper. The whipped cream got a shiny, polka-dot scrapbook paper makeover while the club soda was simply covered in plain pink cardstock.
All those fancy toppings and mix-ins are sure to leave you and your guests with some Insta-worthy Italian sodas!