These easy sparkling drinks are refreshing and full of flavor! Try homemade sodas, mocktails, lemonades, and more.
Looking to add a sparkle to your next party? Or homemade drinks you can make with carbonated water? Enter these 10 easy sparkling drinks, fun ways to use soda water to make deliciously festive non-alcoholic beverages. You can use soda water or club soda to make each one, from Italian sodas to mocktails to sparkling lemonade. Each is a flavor-packed way to use bubbles for festive drinks! Looking for cocktails? Go to 15 Fantastic Club Soda Cocktails.
And now…10 easy sparkling drinks to make a splash!
Here’s a sparkling drink that’s festive and just plain fun: the Italian Soda, aka Italian Cream Soda! This American beverage has been inspiring drinkers for decades, and for good reason. The combination of bubbly club soda, fruity syrup and silky cream is simply heavenly. These sweet drinks are over the top impressive: especially if you serve them with colorful straws and a cocktail cherry.
When it comes to sparkling drinks, here’s one that's ultra refreshing: Lemon Lime Soda! The flavor is sublime: the citrus pop from the fresh squeezed citrus is absolutely incredible. You’ll swear off the store-bought brands immediately in favor of this homemade DIY recipe!
When it comes to strawberry soda, there are loads of brands you can find at the store. But why not try it homemade? This Strawberry Soda is sweetly refreshing, pairing a spray of bubbles with the sweet berry flavor of homemade strawberry syrup.
Here’s a deliciously fun homemade fountain drink that makes a splash: Orange Cream Soda! All you need are a few ingredients and it makes a delightfully creamy drink, bubbly with an orange essence on the finish. It’s similar to an Italian cream soda, without the specialty syrups. This is the perfect party drink that works for both adults and kids!
Love citrusy drinks? Then let us introduce you to your new soulmate: this Homemade Lemon Soda! Sure, purchased citrus soda is tasty and refreshing. But make it at home with fresh-squeezed citrus juice and it’s next level! All you need are 3 ingredients and it comes together in a flash. Make it single serving, or as a pitcher for parties. Here’s how to make this incredible drink!
Here’s a bubbly, refreshing sparkling drink that’s great for entertaining…or anytime you need a treat. Try the Raspberry Lime Rickey! It’s one in a family of mocktails called the rickey, a highball drink with soda water and lime juice. It was first invented with gin, but it’s become a popular mocktail because the flavors work so well together. The berry plus lime formula has the perfect sweet tart flavor and bubbly texture.
Also try: Cherry Lime Rickey
Want the best bubbly, sparkling drink? Try homemade Sparkling Lemonade! Of course, you can buy this citrusy beverage at the store. But it tastes infinitely better when you make it at home! Use real lemon, soda water and sugar to make this tasty drink: it’s perfect for sipping on the patio, or drinking in the winter when you’re dreaming of sun.
Love a good Mojito? Then let us introduce you to the very best mocktail version of it: this Virgin Mojito recipe! It has all the minty flavor of the original, without the rum. It's sparkling and minty, featuring fresh mint, lime, soda water, and simple syrup.
Here's a vibrant sparkling drink that's great for parties: sparkling blood orange rosemary water! Blood orange juice has a beautiful electric pink hue, and combined with rosemary brings a sweet tart fresh flavor to sparkling water.
Last up in our sparkling drinks, one with a bit of a caffeinated kick. Blend equal parts soda water and cold brew coffee for this one, served up in a tall glass with ice. It's bittersweet and bubbly, with a brightness from the carbonation that’s reminiscent of nitro coffee. This is our new favorite way to drink coffee, especially into the afternoon!
More drinks with soda water
There are lots more great sparkling drinks: especially cocktails! Here are a few more resources about soda water and some of our favorite cocktails with club soda:
- Learn from our Quick Guide to Sparkling Water
- Try 15 Fantastic Club Soda Cocktails
- Find out the difference between Club Soda vs Seltzer
- Try Gin and Soda, Campari and Soda, Bitters and Soda (low alcohol), Tequila Soda, or Vodka Soda
10 Easy Sparkling Drinks: Italian Soda & More!
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
Italian soda is an easy drink that’s fun and impressive! Mix syrup, club soda and cream for a classic Italian cream soda.
- 3/4 to 1 ounces* flavored syrup, like Torani (we used raspberry)
- 8 ounces soda water
- ½ ounce heavy cream** (optional)
- Add the syrup and soda water to an ice-filled glass and stir gently. If desired, top with the cream.
- Serve immediately.
*1 ounce syrup makes a very sweet drink, but it’s more balanced with cream. If serving without cream we recommend starting with ¾ ounce and taste testing. To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stirred
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Sparkling drinks
Let us know if you have any questions!
Thanks for these great recipes ! I live in Florida , crave cold drinks year ‘round, all day. Sick of sweet fruit drinks, addicted to iced tea , anxious to try something different.