Note: You can use root beer, Coke or experiment with other sodas. Or simply take an empty can and create your own flavored liquid. For example, squeeze mandarin oranges and drop them in the can and top with water to 3/4 full. Or add a combination of lemon juice, herbs and some water. This came from How To Make An Oven-Roasted Beer can Chicken. I have not tried this, posting for safe keeping.