Yoda Soda

Written by Brendan, age 12

So I am going to be very frank. My recipe came from one simple math problem. I was given a math problem at Stepping Stone, an advanced, out-of-school class for well-rounded students. It had one problem that mentioned a drink called Yoda Soda, so I tried to create this recipe that happened to have no food coloring. Yoda Soda is a tasty sugar and lime float. It came from my random impulse about a new name that came from an unusual place.

I made it lime flavored, making my recipe a sugar-rush-inducing combination of flavors. I chose lemon-lime flavors to go with Yoda being green. And once I made my recipe, Dru made my other recipe I planned, Vader Ade!


Good for 10 medium drinking cups


  • ¾ cup of lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 ½ cups of sparkling water (lime)
  • Green Sour Patch Kids (as many as are in the package)
  • 1 cup Mountain Dew
  • 1 cup Ginger Ale
  • 1 scoop of lime sherbert (partly solid)


  • Straw (optional)
  • Spoon
  • Bowl for mixing
  • Cup


Stir them all up in a bowl, adding them in the order they are listed. Put in a cup when done.



Vader Ade (The Blood of My Enemies)

Written by Sandro (Dru), age 12

Author’s Note: Hi, now may the force not be with you.

One day Darth Vader went to give Bo-Bo a walk and Bo-Bo asked, “Yog–I mean, Annikan, why do I have a leash on?”

“Because you’re a bear!!”

“But I’m smarter than the average bear.”
“No! No you’re not!”

“You don’t need to be so mad. And you know what I do when I’m mad, Annikan?” said Bo-Bo

“Make a new movie?” asked Annikan

“No, you drink Vader Ade.”

“Vader Ade?”

“Yes, Vader Ade. It’s like a red rootbeer float.”
“So if I drink Vader Ade, is that cannibalism? If so, is that going too far?” asked Annikan

There was a moment of silence. “Naahh,” Bo-Bo finally said.

“OK. Down the hatch then.” Annikan drank the float and spat half of it out.

“Are you okay!?!” asked Bo-Bo.

“Yeah, I just breathe really heavily and sometimes spit out drinks.”

“Oh, well then, um. Good for you I gue–” Bo-Bo was interrupted by Yogi bursting through the airlock with a picnic basket and the park ranger. He has a twig and threw it on Annikan. Annikan got knocked across the room.

Then he grabbed Bo-Bo, yelled, “Come on, Bo-Boi,” then ran into a room and pressed a button that opened the airlock.

“Why do you even have that?” asked Bo-Bo. Yogi held himself inside of the ship as he was burnt to a crisp into a pile of fur and a puddle of metal. When Annikan closed the airlock, Yogi reformed as a terminator robot, and punched the door that Annikan and Bo-Bo were behind.

“Bo-Bo we gots to go!” said Annikan.

Yogi busted open the door and picked up Bo-Bo and threw them outside the airlock.

“There is da way my brother.” He turned toward a wall and said, “Now remember kids, nobody touch my spaghetti!!”


How I came up with this is I thought about Star Wars because I like the franchise and wanted to see what recipes people had thought up. I looked it up (because it seemed interesting). I copied it down (with Brendan).


Serves 6 (or 1 person dying of thirst)


  • ¾ cup cranberry juice
  • 4 tablespoons of raspberry sugar (can be found with other sugars)
  • 1 scoop of cranberry sherbet
  • ½ cup raspberry seltzer
  • Sour Patch Kids (only the red ones)
  • ½ cup Ginger Ale


Mix all ingredients together.


All Kinds of Flavor: A World of Recipes with a Dash of Math is a compilation of stories, poems, and word problems written by sixth-grade students at the Boston Teachers Union School.

Book and cover design by Jannine Touch

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