Sodastream tips needed: stop exploding everywhere, dangit!

I just saw a recipe online ( where you actually fizz up the mixed drink vs. carbonating the water then pouring the water over the flavour.

See, I've tried this before with my homemade kaffir lime-ginger ale. I made the kaffir-lime ginger infusion, added sugar, cooled it. Then I poured it into the Sodastream bottle and tried to fizz it.

Needless to say, there was kaffir-ginger-ale all over, and none in my belly :-(

I've tried filling only up until the liquid covers the tube that injects CO2, I've tried filling up slightly above the fill line. Nothing doing: all I get is a mess and no delicious soda.

Any tips? Anyone had this problem and found a solution?

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