DRY Soda Cuts the Sweet, Mixes the Booze

Grownups out there who still hang onto that fanciful taste for soda face some difficult calls. If they drink regular soda, they ingest a lot of sugar and risk becoming a poster child for Type 2 Diabetes. If they drink too much diet soda, the artificial sweeteners promise to rot their brains.

The soft drinks from DRY Soda are brewed up to be less sweet and lightly carbonated — craft soda with just four all-natural ingredients. DRY recently launched their brand new Discovery Pack to let consumer sample the craft soda. The Discovery Pack is a 12-pack of 12 oz. cans featuring four servings of each of DRY’s best-selling flavors: Vanilla Bean, Blood Orange and Cherry.

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To best demonstrate the usefulness of DRY Soda, its creators sent over some late summer cocktail (or mocktail) recipes including their product. Of course, you’ll have to pick up some DRY Soda to make these work for you. Funny how that works.

Summertime Blues


  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz blueberry puree
  • Cherry DRY Soda

Serve: Collins glass Garnish: lemon wheel.

Method: Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice Add lemon juice and blueberry puree, shake well Strain into glass over ice Add Cherry DRY Soda stir gently, and garnish

Orange County


  • 1 ¼ oz mandarin vodka
  • ¾ oz orange liqueur
  • 3 oz Blood Orange DRY Soda

Serve: martini glass Garnish: orange wheel

Method: Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice Add mandarin vodka, orange liqueur, and shake Strain into chilled martini glass Top with Blood Orange DRY Soda and garnish

DRY Sunset Cocktail

Ingredients: 2 oz vodka 1 oz orange juice 1 oz cranberry juice 3 oz Vanilla Bean DRY Soda

Serve: bucket glass Garnish: orange wedge

Method: Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice Add vodka, orange and cranberry juice, and shake Strain and pour into bucket glass over ice Add Vanilla Bean DRY Soda, stir, and garnish