Mountain Dew Baja Blast is a refreshing, tropical flavor of soda found exclusively at Taco Bell. Learn how to make a Baja Blast right at home with 3 ingredients!
Exactly what is Baja Blast made of? While the official ingredient list is hard to replicate, you can easily make a homemade version that’s just as tasty!
Mountain Dew Baja Blast
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!
What Is Baja Blast Made Of?
This teal-colored spin on the classic soda features the addition of “tropical lime” flavor.
Created for a special partnership with Taco Bell, Baja Blast quickly became a customer favorite.
In fact, Mountain Dew Baja Blast 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 Tex-Mex-inspired food that Taco Bell serves.
Taco Bell Baja Blast Ingredient Notes and Swaps
- Mountain Dew – Nothing fancy here! Stick with the classic green bottle for this Baja Blast 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 your homemade Mountain Dew Baja Blast doesn’t taste quite right.
How To Make A Baja Blast
Simply combine equal parts of each ingredient in a tall glass with ice.
Give it a stir and get to sipping — it’s that easy!
Want to make a freeze?
Cool down in hotter weather with a slushie version of the Taco Bell Baja Blast — 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 bottled drinks are nice and cold first to get the best results.
Baja Blast Recipe FAQ
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.
Yes, all you need to do is scale up the Baja Blast recipe to fit your pitcher or punch bowl. Throw in some slices of citrus fruit or pineapple as a garnish to make it look more festive.
If you want to skip all of the measurements, combine a 2-liter bottle of each soft drink plus about 2 ½ of the large bottles of Powerade (the 28-ounce size).
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!
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Copycat Drink Recipes
Mountain Dew Baja Blast
- 3 ounces Mountain Dew
- 3 ounces Sprite
- 3 ounces Mountain Berry Blast Powerade
- Pour all of the ingredients into a glass filled with ice.
- Stir and serve.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published June 2021, updated and republished May 2023
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