Grampa’s Cream Soda
Remember that magical taste of cream soda? I use to have it as a kid with my Granny. She always had a cream soda or two in the back of the fridge. It was such a treat. The sweet vanilla soda was the perfect afterschool treat.
My husband has that same memory with his Grandmother. She was a wonderful lady that I had the pleasure of spending some time with before her passing.
She came from Sicily by herself to the U.S. where she met the love of her life, a young Irish immigrant who had also came over from Ireland as a young man.
The Irish are known for their love of cocktails and my grandfather-in-law was no different. One of the things he use to do was to mix some of Grandma’s cream soda with a little vodka to make what my husband use to call Grandpa’s Cream Soda.
My husband recently introduced me to this drink, which he has put his own spin on by adding a beautiful Italian Liqueur, TUACA.
We were recently introduced to TUACA Liqueur, and can’t stop adding it to cocktail recipes. The taste is amazing. It has a sweet citrus taste that’s so amazing.
It makes the most amazing cool refreshing drinks like the Granpa’s Cream Soda featured in the photos here, and also delicious hot cocktails like the >Tuaca Hot Apple Pie featured below.
Working with TUACA with cocktails made us feel so innovative. We created some great new cocktail recipes, but this cream soda based recipe was by far the best. It tastes amazing with the vanilla vodka, but also works well with plain vodka or plain white rum. You won’t be sorry you tried it!
TUACA is a vanilla citrus liqueur that was created for Lorenzo de Medici, ruler of Florence and visionary benefactor of renaissance art and architecture. The recipe was rediscovered in 1938 when two brothers-in-law, Gaetano Tuoni and Giorgio Canepa recreated the spirit and gave it a new name – TUACA.
TUACA was first introduced to America when servicemen drank it in Italy during WWII, and brought it home to their friends and family.
TUACA starts with a brandy base, ranging from 3 to 10 years old. It’s then blended with natural sugar, fine spirits and a touch of vanilla and citrus.
Check out the video below about how to make a Tuaca Mule. Recipe Follows.
you can follow the recipe above, or add any other type of soda and garnish. Get creative!
2.00 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
4.00 oz Ginger Beer
Squeeze lime into a copper mug filled with ice. Drop lime into mug, then add Tuaca® and top with ginger beer. Stir gently and enjoy.
Grandpa’s Cream Soda Recipe
1 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
2 oz cream soda
1 oz vanilla vodka
Garnish: Orange Slice
Pour ingredients in a cocktail glass filled with ice. Stir gently.
You might also like to try these amazing cocktail recipes from TUACA:
1.50 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
6.00 oz Warm Apple Cider
1.00 Cinnamon stick
Pour ingredients in a mug.
Whipped Cream, Cinnamon stick
2.00 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
4.00 oz Pineapple Juice
1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
Pour ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir gently.
Pineapple and lime wedge
So don’t wait, try TUACA soon! You can give these cocktail recipes a try, or create your very own signature cocktail! It mixes well with so many different liquors, juices and juices. (But only if you’re 21 or older).
Remember to please drink responsibly.
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