Friday, June 25, 2021

Mountain Dew Baja Blast

Baja Blast is a refreshing, tropical flavor of soda found exclusively at Taco Bell. Recreate it right at home with just 3 simple ingredients!

Instead of driving to Taco Bell for a Baja Blast, grab some supplies on your next grocery run and make one at home.

Not only will it save you time in the car, but the homemade version is a fraction of the cost!

Looking for more copycat recipes? You’ll love my versions of a Wendy’s Frosty and Disney Dole Whip dessert. Both are ready in minutes with a handful of simple ingredients.

baja blast in glasses

What Is Mountain Dew Baja Blast?

It’s a teal colored spin on the classic soda featuring the addition of “tropical lime” flavor. Created for a special partnership with Taco Bell, this drink quickly became a customer favorite.

In fact, it was the second most popular soda sold at the fast food restaurant a decade after it was introduced!

The name was inspired by the Mexican state of Baja, which is known for its countless beaches. Both companies felt that it was a perfect pairing for the TexMex-inspired food that Taco Bell serves.

sprite pouring into a glass

Ingredient Notes
  • Mountain Dew - Nothing fancy here! Stick with the classic green bottle for this recipe.
  • Sprite - I find that this creates the best flavor, but any clear lemon lime soda will do. 7-Up or Sierra Mist are great alternatives, while other recipes use regular lemonade instead.
  • Powerade - Through trial and error, it seems like Berry Blue Powerade gets the flavor closest to the popular drink. Some say that Cool Blue Gatorade is a better match, so give that a try if it doesn’t taste quite right.
mountain dew pouring into a glass

Want to make a freeze?

Cool down in hotter weather with a slushie version of this popular beverage just like you can get at the drive thru!

Simply add everything to a blender with a handful of ice and puree until you get the perfect consistency. Be sure that the drinks are nice and cold first to get the best results.

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

What goes with Mountain Dew Baja Blast?

Honestly, whatever you’re craving! It’s light and refreshing without overwhelming the flavors of your food, but it’s certainly best with anything Mexican-inspired.

Pour yourself an ice cold glass to go with barbacoa, taco salad, or these easy chalupas

taco bell baja blast in a glass

Can I make a big batch of this drink?

Yes, all you need to do is scale up the recipe to fit your pitcher or punch bowl. Throw in some slices of citrus fruit or pineapple as garnish to make it look more festive.

If you want to skip all of the measurements, combine a 2-liter bottles of each soft drink plus about 2 ½ of the large bottles of Powerade (the 28-ounce size).

baja blast in a glass

Is there an alcoholic version of a Taco Bell Baja Blast?

You can certainly make your own! There’s no shortage of additions that would taste great with this drink.

Plain or citrus flavored vodka and even coconut rum would be wonderful. Some gin or a splash of peach schnapps seem to be popular options as well.

Or, throw it in the blender with ice and a shot of tequila to make a tropical frozen margarita!


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baja blast in 2 glasses

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Author: Donna Elick
Mountain Dew Baja Blast

Mountain Dew Baja Blast

Baja Blast is a refreshing, tropical flavor of soda found exclusively at Taco Bell. Recreate it right at home with just 3 simple ingredients!
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 3 ounces Mountain Dew
  • 3 ounces Sprite
  • 3 ounces Mountain Berry Blast Powerade


  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir and serve.
  1. Be sure to use equal parts of all 3 ingredients for the best taste.
  2. Make a large batch for parties and serve from a pitcher or punch bowl.
  3. Garnish with citrus or Pineapple.

baja blast close up

Originally published June 2021

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I'm born and raised American, but moved to Australia many years ago (my husband is Aussie). The last time we had Baja blast was when we got married over 15 years ago, and my husband still mentions it. haha I went out right away and got the ingredients when I saw this today, and we've all just had some. He said "That's really dang close!" so it's a winner. It's winter here now but I imagine that when summer comes I'll be making a big batch to take to the beach with us. :)


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