Homemade Surge Soda

Homemade Surge Soda
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

While plenty of sugary sodas have come after it, none have gained such a cult following as Surge, the citrus-y soda that left us in the early 2000s. While it's still rumored to be lurking in some parts of the world, online petitions such as "Save Surge" have been formed to bring back the soft drink. If you can't wait for their pleas to be heard, check out their recipe for the beverage.  

5
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Lemon Lime Kool-Aid
  • Two 1-liter bottles of Mandarin orange-flavored seltzer water
  • 1 Cup sugar

Directions

Combine in a large jug and stir very well. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
28mg
2%

Soda Shopping Tip

You can make healthy sodas at home by adding fresh fruit to seltzer water. If you want the classic flavors, however, you can also use flavor packets or frozen lemonade mixed with seltzer. Get creative!

Soda Cooking Tip

Making homemade sodas is a great project to embark on with kids. Use plsatic pitchers and wooden spoons to prevent breakage.