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
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.