"Mountain dew" used to refer to illegally distilled liquor, or moonshine. Today, though, the phrase is associated with a line of sweet, caffeinated beverages made and distributed by PepsiCo – and very much legally. The name comes from the inventors, a pair of Tennessee bottlers who were searching for the perfect mixer. In the years since they first concocted Mountain Dew, their citrus-flavored soft drink has become one of the most popular sodas in the world.
That initial Mountain Dew recipe has led to dozens of tasty variations. Mountain Dew flavors range from the simple, such as cherry and orange, to the more complex, including blends of tropical fruits, tart berries, and even popular snack chips. These unique types of sodas have given the brand a loyal fanbase. The company even encourages consumers to vote on their favorite limited-edition flavors and suggest new kinds of cans. Every variation of Mountain Dew has its own passionate champion, from their energy drink to even the discontinued flavors.
What is the best kind of Mountain Dew? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite soft drink flavors a thumbs up to move them towards the top of the list. If you see any types of Mountain Dew that are missing, you can add them to the list, too.