Sodastream tips needed: stop exploding everywhere, dangit!

I just saw a recipe online (Washingtonpost.com) 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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