Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Graveyard

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When you were a kid, did you ever blend all of the sodas together at the fountain drink station?  When I was growing up we called it a Graveyard.  Derek says that he grew up calling it a Suicide. Both were such morbid names! I thought it would be fun to make an adult version with booze.  I chose several sodas and corresponding spirits and put it all in a drink.  It sounds strange, but trust me on this…it’s pretty great!

Let’s get to it!

First you’re going to mix the sodas together in a small bowl or pitcher.  I chose Mountain Dew, grape, and cola.  You could also swap orange or lemon-lime for the grape and it would be quite tasty.

Here are the pairings I came up with for the booze:

  • Mountain Dew/Midori
  • Grape/Cassis
  • Cola/spiced rum
  • Lemon-lime soda/Limoncello
  • Orange soda/Triple Sec
  • Rootbeer/dark rum

Now fill a large glass with ice.  Pour in about half of your soda mixture.

Then add your booze.  If you don’t have Cassis, any berry-flavored booze would be tasty.

Now top off with the rest of the soda mix and give it all a stir.

This drink is sweet and fruity and will bring you back to your childhood!

Bottoms up!

The Graveyard
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  • 3 ounces Mountain Dew
  • 3 ounces grape soda
  • 3 ounces cola
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1/2 ounce Midori
  • 1/2 ounce Cassis liqueur


  1. Mix sodas together in a small bowl or pitcher.  (I like this combination of flavors, but like a Graveyard from your childhood mix and match with your favorite sodas, using the pairing suggestions in the post).
  2. Fill a large glass with ice.  Pour in about half of soda mixture.
  3. Add boozes.  
  4. Top off with remaining soda mix and stir.



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