Soda making

Make a Citrus Soda

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Growing up in the 90’s citrus sodas like Moutain Dew, Mellow Yellow and Slice were my favorite.  In recent years, there have been reports that say yellow 5 is not good for you.  I was surprised when my citrus soda came out orange, but I’ll tell you how to make it.  I think it is a good Moutain Dew tasting knock off, and I still put in 100 mg of caffeine to stay true to the original sodas.


I’m still carbonating my soda with a carbacap, to see how to use it See my cola page

 

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To make my cirtus soda

This makes 1 liter of soda, 1 liter of water

3/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon lemon Kool-aid

1/4 teaspoon orange Kool-aid

1-second pour of lime juice

1/4 teaspoon citric acid

1/2 tablet Jet Alert (about 100 mg caffeine)

I put all ingredients in a large kettle.  I only turn the heat on enough to dissolve all of the powders.  I then pour the soda in a 1-liter bottle and put the bottle in the fridge.  When I’m ready to drink the soda.  I put the Carbacap on the 1-liter bottle.  I turn my C02 up to 20 psi.  I shake for 30 seconds with the carbacap and c02 on, then I let the soda sit for 30 seconds.  The final step is to press the button on top of the carbacap to release the pressure.  Do this process 1 more time, then fill the bottle with c02 and put in the fridge.  I only leave the carbacap on for a few minutes before serving.  

 

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