I was going to start this out as a Top 10 list, but screw it I needed a bit more room to include all the sodas that I enjoy in the summer or have enjoyed in summer past. Let us get this straight from the get go, these are MY top summer sodas, yeah I want to hear about what you think, but no pissing on Pepsi Blue cause that soda was awesome. Nah I kid feel free to say what you want about my soda list, just remember in my mind you will always be wrong. They are not in any particular order, but I will say that Pepsi Blue and Dr. Pepper Red Fusion probably top the list.
My favorite soda, refreshing and an awesome glow in the dark weird blue color. It has a pretty unique taste so I do not know how to really describe it. The sucker that I am though I still have two cases of this stuff and will drink a can during special occasions like champagne. Usually it is for something pretty special though, like when I got married, or the birth of the kids, that sort of thing. It is like a carbonated freezy pop or something, and I always loved the blue freezy pops.
Mountain Dew Code Red
Really a replacement for the now defunct Dr. Pepper Red Fusion which I will talk about below, but it is always nice to know that you can still find one of your favorite sodas without having to look all that far. I like a red drink that does not taste like cough syrup. The only thing I would say is that I might like a little more carbonation on this one.
Dr Pepper Red Fusion
Second Favorite Soda ever, it is a shame but I almost forget what it tastes like. How about I just say it tastes like awesome. Really though I think I remember it have a great level of carbonation with a Dr. Pepper and cherry sort of taste. Much better than the rest of those Dr. Pepper conconctions. Berries and Creme? Could not even tell the damn difference.
Mountain Dew Live Wire
Orange soda with caffeine, it sure is a winning summer combination. The taste may be a little strong for some in the orange department, and it sure gets the engine started with the level of caffeine. This is a good one for when I am making a long drive during the summer or need to stay up late sitting on the beach. Also good when we travel to Hilton Head and I just can not get rolling in the morning.
Mountain Dew Voltage
Closest thing to Pepsi Blue I can find, but Mountain Dew messed it all up and added ginseng. Nothing says wack teenager sitting at the World of Warcraft keyboard like ginseng. It is totally unnecesary in this drink. I do like blue raspberry though as I soda so it fills in like a hooker would for a wife. Exciting but just not that same comforting taste.
I love vanilla soda in the summer, I used to just add vanilla extract to my Coca-Cola then this came out. How this was phased out I just dont know, it was much better than the vanilla variety of Pepsi and one would think that vanilla coke would be universally loved. Like most of my other favorite summer drinks, it is no longer on the shelf in the US.
Lime has such a better taste than lemon with regular cola I think. This was one of those cases where Pepsi just did a better job than Coke with producing the lime variety of its cola.
Pepsi Summer Mix
Ever mix Pepsi with orange soda while at a fountain dispenser at a fast food joint? Well say hello to Pepsi Summer Mix. A tropical mix with cola, and I enjoy it. See how I said enjoy, when it is no longer made? That is because I got smart this time, I horded like 10 cases of the stuff.
Sunkist Orange Soda
Too many family picnics and bbqs along with my dad dragging us to his company picnics to not mention this. Probably one of the first sodas i was allowed to drink cause it had no caffeine. Sunkist had one of the best tasting orange sodas overtaking crush in my opinion. This is like an icon of a soda can as well.
IBC Root Beer
One of my favorite root beers, I could also say Stewarts here as well, but I think IBC actually has a bit more of that bite that the competitors talk about. Also IBC is served at Chili’s and I used to rock that place in the summer. The only problem was it was almost as expensive as having a beer to keep ordering them.
Stewarts Orange Cream
I love anything orange cream, I used to try and mix orange juice and milk when I was younger. Guess what its not the same. Also tastes like the Bryers ice cream that had orange sherbert ont he one side and vanilla ice cream on the other. It is a soda though that is more of a dessert treat than a real soda. Smoother than a regular orange soda
Crush Grape Soda
Has a bit more carbination than some of the other grape sodas. One thing I noticed I like is higher levels of carbonation most of the time if I have my choice with a standard flavor.
A&W Cream Soda
Cream Soda is just so smooth, it has the aftertaste you are chasing. While there are other Cream Sodas that may taste as good, once again this was the one that made its way to the picnics in the summer so it wins on nostalga factor alone.
So there you have it, my favorite summer sodas. Do you think I left any out? Let me know in the comments section.