A Retro Handcrafted Italian Soda Extravaganza!

soda fountain drink and old soda fountain sign

One of the great things about Torani Syrups is that there are many different uses for them, and you can create as many different amazing drinking experiences as there are flavors. A fantastic way to make drinks using Torani is to create your own classic soda fountain drinks.

Classic soda fountain drinks are the originals that started a beverage revolution. They were very different than the soda cans we see today. Go back to that time, where soda jerks would mix and match flavors. We have some wonderfully retro ideas for a delicious time, using our naturally flavored syrups. Make them at home, in your very own kitchen!

Egg Cream

egg cream soda

The quintessential classic soda fountain drink is an Egg Cream. Don’t be put off by the name – there are neither eggs nor cream in it, but an old New York slang term.

You can easily create this timeless classic using Torani:

  • 1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Chocolate Milano Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • 1/3 cup (2 ½ oz) whole milk
  • ¾ cup (6 oz) seltzer or sparkling water


In a chilled tall glass, pour the Torani and milk, stirring vigorously. Add sparkling water slowly, so the foam at the top doesn’t spill over. Enjoy!

Lime Rickey

lime rickey

The Lime Rickey is a drink that was a popular mocktail during Prohibition, but fell out of favor once alcohol was legal again. The Lime Rickey enjoyed resurgence in the early 1990s and is now rightfully recognized as a fixture of Classic Soda Fountains.


  • 4 Tbsp (2 oz) Torani Lime Syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 cup (8 oz) club soda


In a tall glass, pour the Torani and bitters. Top with the club soda and garnish with lime peel. Enjoy!

Handcrafted Brown Cow

brown cow drink

Brown cows are a staple of diners, greasy spoons and soda fountains, but we might know them better as simple ice cream sodas.

Torani can add more flavor to your handcrafted Brown Cow by combining its original flavor with new notes of excitement:

  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Spicy Kola Nut Syrup
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) sparkling water


In a large, wide glass, squeeze in Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce into bottom of the glass. Add sparkling water and Torani Spicy Kola Nut Syrup. Stir gently, then add the scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!

Root Beer Float

root beer float

A different version of the Brown Cow, the root beer float is a timeless classic that kids of all ages enjoy. Perfect for a summer day, and even more perfect with Torani!


  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Classic Root Beer Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Chocolate Milano Syrup
  • ¾ cup (6 oz) sparkling water
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream


In a chilled wide glass, pour in the sparkling water and add Torani to it, stirring until it all mixes together. Add the ice cream on top and enjoy immediately!

Orange Cream Soda

orange cream soda

A cream soda is considered a classic in soda fountain culture, a simple mix of flavored syrup, heavy cream and sparkling water. Use our dairy friendly syrups to make delicious cream sodas. Sometimes the acidity of fruit and dairy don’t mix well. Our dairy friendly syrups are meant to go perfectly in milk and don’t curdle. One of these is Orange Syrup.


  • 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Orange Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) milk
  • ¾ cup (6 oz) sparkling water


In a tall glass, pour sparkling water. Over the fizzing water, stir in Torani and top with milk. Stir lightly and enjoy! You can also use other delicious flavors for this recipe, including dairy friendly Red Raspberry, Blue Raspberry and one of our newest flavors, Ginger Lemongrass, which has a delectable refreshing quality that will make it a drink to remember.


There are many things drinks you can make using Torani, but it’s wonderful to use these flavors to recreate a time and place where creating tasty combinations were the end-all be-all of soda. Use these recipes at your next  gathering and have fun!