These recipes are there to prove that soda isn’t just for drinking. They can also be used for cooking, baking and slow cooking. In the South, soda is often the not-so-secret ingredient in a range of recipes, both savory and sweet. We’re sure you’ve heard of adding soda to cakes like Coca-Cola Cake and 7UP Bundt Cake, but soda can also be used in savory recipes like Braised Cola-and-Bourbon Brisket and Instant Pot BBQ Chicken. You’ll find each of these recipes and more in our roundup of recipes you can make with a can of soda.
You’ll find a variety of soft drinks on the ingredient list for these recipes, from classic sodas with Coke and Lime-lime to outspoken Southern favorites like Dr Pepper and Cheerwine. Whatever your favorite soda, we’re sure you’ll find a new way to enjoy it with one of these delicious recipes.