14 Invigorating Alcoholic Drinks With Mountain Dew 

Published May 26, 2022
Mountain Dew bottle soda

Mixing up a cocktail with a fizzy soda pop adds an element of fun that's difficult to recreate elsewhere. While Mountain Dew may not be the first soda pop to jump to mind, its bubbly lemon-lime flavors make it a breeze to whip up any type of cocktail. Grab your favorite spirit, from vodka to bourbon, and stir up a refreshing alcoholic drink with Mountain Dew.

Alcoholic Drinks With Mountain Dew Classic

Classic Mountain Dew has citrus notes that lend themselves well to a number of cocktails.

Mountain Dew Cocktail

Emphasize the color and flavors you find in Mountain Dew in a fizzy and fruity cocktail.

mountain dew cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, melon liqueur, orange liqueur, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Mountain Dew Margarita

The next time you're looking to give your classic margarita a new flair, this Mountain Dew spin is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

mountain dew margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt or sugar for rim
  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces melon liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt or sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt or sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, melon liqueur, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  7. Garnish with lime wheel.

Rum and Dew

Just because you're using a unique ingredient doesn't mean that the cocktail needs to be complicated; this new-age highball proves that.

rum and mountain dew cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew to top off
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, spiced rum, and orange juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Mountain Dew Mojito

Capitalize on the lime flavors you find in a classic minty mojito by adding some Mountain Dew to really layer those citrus flavors on, and you may even find the Mountain Dew-jito to be your new favorite riff.

mountain dew mojito

Ingredients

  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1½ ounces silver rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, silver rum, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  6. Stir to mix.
  7. Garnish with lime wheel.

Bourbon and Dew

Long ago, the phrase mountain dew meant something a bit different; in fact, it was jargon for bourbon. So if you want to crack a particularly bad joke to any of your English major friends, you can call this cocktail Mountain Dew mountain dew.

bourbon and mountain dew cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whiskey, rye, or bourbon
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew to top off
  • Rosemary sprig and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, whiskey, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon wheel.

Mountain Dew Mule

Liven up your usually spiced Moscow Mule with fizzy lemon-lime flavors that'll add a little extra brightness and flavor to the classic.

Mountain Dew Moscow Mule

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • 2 ounces Mountain Dew
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and Mountain Dew.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tropical Mountain Punch

Tropical punch cocktails aren't just for fruit juices anymore. Incorporate the nostalgic sweet and citrus flavors of Mountain Dew to give your punch a little extra something.

tropical mountain punch

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew to top off
  • Pineapple wedge and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rums, pineapple juice, grenadine, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  5. Garnish with pineapple wedge and lime wedge.

Mountain Cider High

Don't balk at the idea of mixing your Mountain Dew with apple cider. The lemon-lime flavors play incredibly well with the spiced notes you find in cider, creating a simple and tasty cocktail.

mountain cider high cocktail with mountain dew

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple vodka
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 1½ ounces Mountain Dew
  • Ice
  • Lime slice and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, apple vodka, apple cider, and Mountain Dew.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lime slice and thyme sprig.

Mountain Dew Jungle Juice

Perhaps this drink conjures long party nights in college or a communal mystery punch at summer BBQs. Rest assured, this version of jungle juice is easy to drink but won't leave you stumbling. If you decide to make this for a crowd, you can easily double, quadruple, or more for any size group. Simply add the ingredients below to a pitcher or punch bowl filled with ice and citrus wheels. It could even become your favorite trash can drink.

Mountain Dew Jungle Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce rum
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces Mountain Dew
  • Lemon wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel, if desired.

Mountain Dew Cocktails With Other Flavors

This isn't your mama's Mountain Dew. The past few decades have brought new, exciting flavors that create colorful and fun cocktails.

Code Red Cocktail

This Code Red Mountain Dew cocktail is no reason to raise any alarms. Okay, just kidding. But do sound the alarm about this fizzy cherry cocktail.

code red mountain dew cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew Code Red to top off
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cherry.

Blue Lightning

With Mountain Dew Voltage, you can guarantee a little, or a lot, of electricity in any cocktail it touches.

blue lightning mountain dew cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces blue raspberry vodka
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew Voltage
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, blue raspberry vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew Voltage.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Pirate Mountain

Cast off your sails and summit Pirate Mountain with this boozy coconut and Mountain Dew Voltage cocktail.

Pirate Mountain Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew Voltage to top off
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, lime juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew Voltage.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Mr. Triple Oh Dew

Meet the bigger, bolder Triple O cocktail that blends oh so perfectly with some Mountain Dew Livewire.

Triple O Dew cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce orange vodka
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Mountain Dew Livewire to top off
  • Orange slice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange vodka, orange liqueur, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with Mountain Dew Livewire.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

Mountain Dew Sunrise

This cocktail is the best of all the tropical worlds: by using a coconut tequila, you amp up the flavors in this riff on the loveable tequila sunrise.

Mountain Dew Sunrise

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut tequila
  • 1½ ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces Mountain Dew Livewire
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, coconut tequila, orange juice, pineapple juice, and Mountain Dew Livewire.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Slowly add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom, do not stir.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Mixing Mountain Dew Flavors for Adult Drinks

Stir together a quick highball or layer a few ingredients together to make your own signature alcoholic Mountain Dew drinks. Most important of all? Hashtag it #BoozyMtDew.

  • Mountain Dew Major Melon: Coconut water, pineapple juice, as well as other tropical citrus juices and berry flavors, and club soda. Try it with tequila, rum, or vodka!
  • Mountain Dew Code Red: Punch up the cherry flavor with tart cherry juice, cranberry juice, freshly squeezed citrus juice, or cinnamon liquor. Consider mixing this with tequila, rum, bourbon, or vodka.
  • Mountain Dew Livewire: Embrace the orange-forward flavors in this Mountain Dew by layering citrus juices, vanilla liquor, or even a splash of almond flavoring. Livewire pairs well with vodka, tequila, or rum.
  • Mountain Dew Voltage: Live up the blue raspberry flavors with a raspberry liqueur, a cherry, cranberry, or pineapple juice. You can stir this up with rum, tequila, or vodka.
  • Mountain Dew Baja Blast: While it's difficult to come by, you don't have to do the Dew to taste the Dew. Try this boozy baja blast cocktail.

Mountain Dew Cocktails Worth Toasting

How ever you've come to acquire your Mountain Dew as remnants from a party or you just want a crisp soda pop, with a few swishes of the hand, you'll have a cocktail in seconds. Crack open a bottle of Mountain Dew and try out a drink that'll prove it isn't just for the kids anymore.

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14 Invigorating Alcoholic Drinks With Mountain Dew