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The Refreshing Off-Menu Drink You Can Get At Olive Garden
By Elizabeth Thorn
If you're an Olive Garden regular, you may have noticed that Italian soda is missing from its lineup of delicious drinks. However, that doesn't mean you can't order one.
According to Reader's Digest, you only need to ask your server to custom-make one using the syrup flavors from the Olive Garden lattes or other drinks.
Italian soda is soda water mixed with fruit syrup or cream, sometimes topped with whipped cream and a garnish of fresh fruit or herbs, like a citrus peel or even basil or mint.
While you can use any syrup, opt for Torani syrup, if they have it, to take you back to the source of Italian soda's creation in the roaring '20s in the United States.
If your waiter is unsure how to make it, ask them to mix 1 cup of your chosen syrup with ½ cup of half-and-half cream and 2 ½ cups of club soda.