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Entry from February 23, 2014
Dirty Sprite

"Dirty Sprite” became popular in 2011 and consists of Sprite, cough syrup, and a Jolly Rancher. A story in the New York (NY) Times on November 4, 2011, stated that a “Dirty Sprite” was Sprite with vodka, but this is incorrect. “Dirty Sprite (Mixtape)” was cited on TheMixtapeDaily on November 16, 2010.

A “Dirty Sprite” of Sprite and Powerade was cited in print in 2012.


Wikipedia: Sprite (soft drink)
Sprite is a colorless, lemon-lime flavored, caffeine-free soft drink, created by the Coca-Cola Company. It was introduced in the United States in 1961. This was Coke’s response to the popularity of 7 Up. It comes in a primarily silver, green, and blue can or a green transparent bottle with a primarily green and blue label.

TheMixtapeDaily
Video: @1Future – Dirty Sprite (Mixtape) Coming Soon
Posted by TMD administration On November - 16 - 2010

Twitter
RICH HOMIE DAY
‏@DJDAYDAY
How to make sum good ol Houston Sizzurp aka Lean aka Dirty Sprite http://youtu.be/WGuABF29eQo
1:34 AM - 14 Apr 2011

Twitter
Boe ™
‏@_TysonNoMike
Lean… Promethozine Codeine Cough Syrup in a cup full of Sprite and a few Jolly Ranchers to give it a lol kikk!
#DirtySprite
IDntDrinkTho
12:24 AM - 9 Jun 2011

Urban Dictionary
Dirty Sprite
Slang for lean, sizzurp, codein. purple drank and other street names as well.
2 oz Codeine
1 12 oz can/bottle of Sprite (bottle makes it easier to mix as far as shaking the contents)
1 or 2 grape Jolly Ranchers
I crush a Xanax bar in mine
Shake it up and pour over ice. Sip and lean.
**Intensified with loud and alcoholic beverages
(...)
by MzPrincess August 07, 2011

Twitter
Andrew Cook
‏@acook1231
#newdrinkfromthehood Dirty Sprite-pour out half of a sprite, fill it with cough syrup, and then drop a jolly rancher in to add flavor.
12:26 PM - 26 Sep 2011 from Americus, GA

Twitter
C G
‏@Cel_Got_Em
1 Loko , 2 Cups of that Dirty sprite (AKA texas Mud, LEAN) 1/2 a bottle of Jim bean, 1/2 bottle Straight vodka.. i was STILL standing.
8:22 PM - 16 Oct 2011

New York (NY) Times
Lex Luger Can Write a Hit Rap Song in the Time It Takes to Read This
By ALEX PAPPADEMAS
Published: November 4, 2011
(...)
They drank Alizé cognac in plastic cups, along with “dirty Sprite.” (Recipe: combine vodka and Sprite in half-empty Sprite bottle, serve.)

Twitter
Timmhotep
‏@timmhotep
The one flaw of the NYT Lex Luger article is that the writer believes “dirty Sprite” is Sprite w/ vodka and not cough syrup.
3:55 PM - 6 Nov 2011

YouTube
Instructional Video/Tutorial of How to Make Lean! (Dirty Sprite)
MaggatieTV
Uploaded on Dec 21, 2011
FOLLOW: @FemmeOfFluke (Katie) & @chula_theBEST (Maggie)
Dirty Sprite? We are the professionals. Me and my best friend goofing/ giving you a tutorial of how to make LEAN. Enjoy!

Twitter
aiN notweN =]
‏@_Apesobaaby
“@wtf_johnmall #ghettotranslations dirty sprite= a drink that contains sprite, cough syrup, and jolly ranchers or skittles....its very good”
7:37 PM - 10 Mar 2012

Twitter
$ THIRST GAWD $
‏@RE_TORRICKAL
Dirty Sprite - sprite&powerade http://instagr.am/p/J9_aOZDZq4/
10:37 AM - 28 Apr 2012

Twitter
Jared
‏@Jay_Scott52
Red Powerade + Blue Powerade + Sprite = Dirty Sprite . Ayeeee I have my ways. 🍷😂 http://instagram.com/p/iMiqljA9vi/
1:48 PM - 21 Dec 2013

Twitter
Yoel Yisrael
‏@CashOutYisrael
“@TrayWilliams03: Thought I was the only one who did this “@_makaelacheree: half powerade half sprite”” aka dirty sprite @sunsplash
11:45 PM - 22 Feb 2014

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