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How Do You Make a Homemade Soda Bar?

Italian sodas are a perfect drink that anyone can enjoy. They can be adjusted depending on a person’s preference, plus they are sweet, bubbly, and easy to make. They are great for a girls' night out, a birthday treat, or a get-together for children and adults alike. 

To make this drink even more enjoyable and interactive, you can create a soda bar right at home and give your family and guests a fun activity. Creating this kind of bar gives soda-drinkers a ton of flexibility—they can use their favorite sugar-free on-the-go syrup or fruit flavor and make their drink exactly how they want it every time.

What Does a Soda Bar Need?

If you’re wondering what you need for a soda bar, it’s simpler than you think. First, the beverage bar can work on either a countertop or a bar cart. Prepare the following ingredients and items:

  • Sparkling water or club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Flavored syrups
  • Syrup pumps
  • Straws
  • Drink stirrers
  • Cherries, lemons, and limes
  • Cream
  • Glasses

Remember you and your guests can have fun mixing flavors–here are some delicious syrup combinations to try:

  • Strawberry and lemon
  • Pineapple and coconut
  • Coconut and strawberry
  • Peach and mango
  • Mint and lime
  • Pomegranate and lime

Sugar-Free Options

Italian lemonade soda can be sweet, but it doesn’t have to be sugary. There are plenty of sugar-free syrup options available in any flavor you can think of, so that you and your guests can get the flavor combos you want without the added guilt or sugar headache. Of course, we’ve got you covered on sugar-free syrup choices at Skinny Mixes!

How to Make Homemade Soda

Begin by adding crushed ice to a glass, and throw in a few pumps of the flavored syrup or syrups you’d like. After choosing your flavor option, fill the cup with club soda or sparkling water; you can add some cream to create an Italian cream soda. Of course, feel free to garnish with some yummy fruit!

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how easy creating an at-home soda bar really is, you don't need to wait for a holiday to invite your friends over for a get-together—you can set up a beautiful bar filled with a delicious variety of soda for whatever occasion you choose. Skinny Mixes is here to help with all the sugar-free syrup options you could dream of!