Grampa’s Cream Soda

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TUACA Vanilla Citrus Liqueur  for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


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.

Tuaca Mule


2.00 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
4.00 oz Ginger Beer
0.50 Lime


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.


Lime Wedge


Grampa’s Cream Soda  Cocktails

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Grandpa’s Cream Soda Recipe

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Cook Time:  0 minutes    Total Time:  5 minutes
method: No-Cook    course: Cocktails
cuisine: American    diet: Enjoyable
A quick and easy recipe for Grandpa’s Cream Soda.


  • 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.

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You might also like to try these amazing cocktail recipes from TUACA:

Tuaca Hot Apple Pie


1.50 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
6.00 oz Warm Apple Cider
Whipped Cream
1.00 Cinnamon stick


Pour ingredients in a mug.


Whipped Cream, Cinnamon stick

Tuaca y Pina


2.00 oz Tuaca® Liqueur
4.00 oz Pineapple Juice
1 ½ oz Lemon Juice
Pineapple Wedge
Lime Wedge


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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  10 Responses to “Grampa’s Cream Soda”

  1. The Food Hunter — October 7, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    I LOVE Tuaca!! I am going to need to make one of those apple drinks tonight!

  2. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 7, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

    This Tuaca sound so good!!! It’s been ages since I’ve had cream soda but that does bring back memories. Any drink with ginger beer is alright by me!

  3. Lauren Kelly Nutrition — October 7, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

    Ok, I have never seen Tuaca before but I need to! I LOVE this recipe so much!

  4. [email protected] — October 7, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    I have to be honest I have never tried cream soda, not even as a child, but it sounds delicious!

  5. Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 8, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    I love hearing family history like that! I’ve never had cream soda or Tuaca but I definitely want to try now. Sounds so delicious!

  6. Cookin Canuck — October 9, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    What a fun legacy your grandfather-in-law left behind – that is seriously one good looking cocktail! Recipes with stories behind them always seem to taste even better.

  7. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — October 9, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    I never had cream soda until my daughter made a version of Butter Beer. Sounds like a delicious way to use up the cans in my pantry!

  8. Paula - bell'alimento — October 9, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

    I’m all over this drink girl! Cheers.

  9. Kim Beaulieu — October 10, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    This is absolutely amazing. I love cream soda so very much. This is a great drink and I’m seriously crushing on your glasses.

  10. Ema Fox — October 27, 2015 @ 5:55 am

    Retro recipe 🙂 I want to try it as soon as possible

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