Seltzer Sisters Favorite Recipes
Delicious Favorites from Seltzer Sisters
ICE CREAM SODAS
Traditionally, an ice cream soda is made of carbonated water,
flavoring, ice cream and possibly a nice dab of whipped cream.
- Start with the chilled seltzer, filling to within
2 inches of the lip of the glass.
- Add 2 tablespoons of syrup or flavoring.
- Stir gently and leave a spoon and a straw in the glass.
- Add 1 large scoop of very hard ice cream, straddling
the rim of the glass while still submerging enough of the
ice cream to begin reacting with the seltzer to create a
foamy head. If the ice cream is too deep in the seltzer,
the soda will overflow.
- Top the soda with a generous squirt of whipped cream.
The possible combinations for ice cream sodas are
unlimited. Here are a few standard fountain recipes:
- Black & White
- Chocolate syrup, seltzer, vanilla ice cream.
- Bodacious Black & White
- Chocolate syrup, seltzer, French vanilla ice cream.
- Canary Island Special
- Vanilla syrup, seltzer, chocolate ice cream (also
called the "White & Black").
- Strawberry Soda
- 1/4 cup strawberry syrup, a splash of milk, seltzer
and vanilla or strawberry ice cream.
- The Maui
- 1/2 cup pineapple syrup, a splash of milk, seltzer,
and chocolate ice cream.
Spritz ¾ of a glass with seltzer, then add juice
or syrup to taste. Make your own wide variety of low calorie,
A GREAT NON-ALCOHOLIC MIMOSA
½ glass Orange juice
¼ Blood Orange Syrup
Make eggs, omelets, pancakes and matzo balls fluffier
and lighter by using seltzer in place of water or milk.
And if you haven't tried our peach-litchi syrup on your
waffles or pancakes, you haven't yet lived!
3 parts wine to 1 part seltzer
1 oz. oil
1 oz. balsamic vinegar
½ oz. syrup: raspberry, mandarin, or a flavor of
Add 1 part cold Cran-Grape Juice to 6 parts cold seltzer. You
will still taste the great fruit flavor, but instead of 150
calories per 8 oz. serving of juice, there will be only 25
This delightful drink is named for the mascot of the Picayune
newspaper in New Orleans, and a favorite of the paper boys of
generations ago. Makes about 1 gallon.
|3 cups fresh lemon juice|
|1 cup sugar|
|1-1/2 cups pineapple juice|
|1 liter seltzer|
|1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces|
|2 lemons, sliced paper thin|
|1 block ice|
- In a punch bowl, combine the lemon juice and sugar
with 6 cups of water.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the pineapple juice, seltzer, strawberries,
pineapple pieces, and lemon slices.
- Add a block of ice.
- Fill each glass 1/3 full of crushed ice.
- Pour in lemonade, making sure to include a
strawberry, a piece of pineapple, and a lemon slice.
SPARKLING PEACH PICK-ME-UP
- 1 fresh peach, quartered
- 10 ounces seltzer
In blender, puree peach until smooth. Pour into tall glass,
add seltzer. Enjoy!
NEW YORK EGG CREAM
This is the famous New York "Egg Cream," made with Fox's
U-bet Chocolate Syrup. When made correctly, it's a beautiful drink and
deserves its own architectural rendering, which we have conveniently
provided here! Click on the thumbnail to see a full-sized graphic of
- Pour 3 oz. of cold milk into a glass.
- Pour 2 oz. of Fox's U-bet Chocolate Syrup, without stirring.
- Place a spoon in the glass and spritz in cold seltzer over the spoon
handle and/or into the sides of the glass (to reduce excess foam) until
the foam reaches just below the rim of the glass.
- Stir gently at first, then more vigorously until the foam head is
stabilized and the syrup is mixed thoroughly. The drink should settle
into several shades of light and dark chocolate.
BREN'S EGG CREAM
Every authentic New Yorker will tell you that his or her
recipe for Egg Cream is the BEST one. Bren, an avid customer,
has provided one more recipe for the collection. And please send
us YOUR favorite Egg Cream recipe and we'll print it next time!
|1/3 glass milk
(whole milk or half and half for best separation into
|2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
(preferably a thin one; Fox's U-bet brand is preferred,
available from us)
|2/3 glass chilled seltzer
- Pour the milk into a large soda fountain glass.
- Add the chocolate syrup and stir gently, blending
(leave some unblended chocolate at bottom of the
glass -- that's traditional!)
- Slowly add the seltzer along the side of the glass
and stir with your wrist. A foamy head will rise to
- Admire the color, and then drink immediately!
- For more tingle and a higher head, use 1/4 cup milk
and 3/4 cup of seltzer.
- For a richer egg cream, use half milk and half seltzer.
- IRISH CREAM egg cream
- Diane, one of our customers, reports making a fabulous
egg cream with our IRISH CREAM syrup instead of chocolate
syrup... WOW! It's really tasty!
- AMARETTO egg cream
- Try an egg cream made with our AMARETTO syrup,
my personal favorite.
- MINT syrup in iced tea or lemonade
- Now is the time to try our delicious MINT syrup,
combined with all those fresh lemons in the market. When
making iced tea or lemonade, try adding a half ounce of
MINT syrup to your drink and you will feel like you're
in a southern town... enjoy!
SEND US YOUR SODA INNOVATIONS!
If you come up with a good recipe, please let me
know. Remember, when adding juice or syrup to any drink except
the Egg Cream put the seltzer in first or you will have nothing
but foam... enjoy!
DOUBLE CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH ORANGE
1 bag fresh cranberries
1 orange, peeled and diced (no pith)
3 whole cloves
3 allspice berries
1 ¼ cups of sugar
2 oz. Philibert Routin Cranberry Syrup (about 12 pumps)
¾ oz. Philibert Routin Cinnamon Syrup (about 4 pumps)
Combine 1 ¼ cup of water, spices, sugar, and orange
pieces into a medium saucepan and let cook over a low boil for
Place the washed cranberries into the pan and cook over
medium-low heat until cranberries begin to "pop" (about five
Add both syrups and heat gently until slightly thickened
(about 3 minutes).
Let cool and refrigerate until needed. This delicious sauce
can be used with any poultry or ham dish.
SPICED PEAR AND ORANGE CHUTNEY
4 pears (slightly under-ripe), peeled, cored, and diced
2 oranges, peeled and diced (no pith)
4 whole cloves
4 allspice berries
1 cinnamon stick
¾ cup of sugar
1 ½ oz. Philibert Routin Caramel Syrup (about 9 pumps)
¾ oz. Philibert Routin Cinnamon Syrup (about 4 pumps)
Combine 1 cup water, the spices, sugar, and oranges into a
medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Let the mixture come to a soft
boil for about 8 minutes.
Add the pears and both of the syrups and continue to cook at
the soft boil stage for about 25 minutes, stirring often, being very
careful not to burn the mixture.
Once thickened, let the mixture cool and refrigerate until
Spoon this chutney onto turkey, game, ham, or any roasted meat.
1 oz. Philibert Routin Cranberry Syrup (about 6 pumps)
½ oz. Philibert Routin Lemon Syrup (about 3 pumps)
Pour both syrups into a glass, over ice. Fill the glass with seltzer,
stir, and garnish with an orange slice.
Seltzer Sisters offers a selection of natural
syrups as well as classic fountain flavors:
These astonishingly delicious syrups are the finest
we've ever found.
Choose from Almond, Apricot-Mango, Amaretto, Anise, Blackberry,
Black Currant, Blueberry, Blood-Orange, Caramel, Cherry, Cinnamon,
Coconut, Coffee, Cranberry, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime,
Macadamia Nut, Mandarin, Mint, Orange, Passion Fruit, Peach, Peach-Litchi,
Raspberry, Strawberry, or Vanilla.
They make superb beverages, and great
dessert toppings and accents. You can mix them, too: coconut and black
currant, raspberry and lime, and many other delightful combinations.
These beautifully packaged syrups come in 750 ml. (1 liter) bottles,
making up to 50 drinks each.
You can click on any of the thumbnails for a larger image.
Fox's U-Bet Fountain Syrups
You may already
know about the legendary Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup. It is essential
to create an authentic Chocolate Egg Cream (there's no egg in it; that's
"New Yorkian" for the French "Chocolat et Crème"). It's a frothy
chocolate milk beverage with beautiful color from a white top to a
We also offer Fox's U-Bet syrups in other great flavors: Ginger Ale,
Cola, Root beer, Diet Cola, and Vanilla. All these flavors are available
in either quarts or gallons, and you can also purchase reusable dispenser
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