15 Best Sodas to Mix with Tequila

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Finding the right mix of soda for tequila can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience in mixing different drinks. Tequila is a very versatile drink and it will pair well with many flavors.

So, the odds of you going wrong when you combine tequila with soda are very slim. We put together the best guide you need when you want to make a fast and refreshing drink with tequila. 

Lime soda might be the first and most natural choice when you wonder what drink goes with tequila but there are many other options as well. 

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Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about tequila and soda mixes and how you can make the perfect combination for your taste! 

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Best 15 Sodas to Mix with Tequila

You might want to try several soda drinks before you decide which one you like the most. But take into account your preferences and start with the soda mixer you prefer! One thing is for sure: you can’t fail with these combinations!

1. Lime soda 

sodaLime soda and tequila are one of the best combinations you can try. And this classic combination it’s so popular for a reason! The citrus and bitter taste of lime compliment the fruity, earthy, and sweet flavor of tequila perfectly. 

For the perfect mix, you will need 2 ounces of tequila and 2 ounces of lime soda. However, you can always add more lime soda if you like the flavor and dilute the alcohol in your tequila.

Ice cubes by taste are also welcome in such a drink. And to make your mix look even more appealing, go ahead and add a slice of lime as a garnish on the edge of the glass! You can’t go wrong with this type of drink and it takes only seconds to put it together! 

2. Lemon soda 

Lemon soda Just like lime soda, lemon soda can also be a great drink to mix with tequila. Lemon soda has a stronger citrus taste and it is less bitter than lime. This is also why many people prefer it since it can taste even better when mixed in different cocktails or simply paired with your tequila shot. 

You will mix lemon soda with tequila in the same way you mix lime soda with it. Simply add 2 ounces of tequila in a glass, with some ice cubes according to your taste, and top it off with lemon soda.

The citrus flavor of the lemon soda will blend nicely with the sweetness of tequila. And if you feel the need for even more sweetness, you can always add a teaspoon of honey or another sweetener that you prefer. Your drink will be perfect with minimum effort! 

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3. Club soda 

What if you don’t want the flavor of your tequila eclipsed by any other flavor but you still want to dilute it a bit? In this case, club soda might be the best mixer drink for you.

Club soda brings a plain no extra flavor to your drink but it will add plenty of fizz to it which will compliment your tequila perfectly. 

The best way to make this combination is by mixing 2 ounces of tequila with 2 to 3 ounces of club water. The amount of club water you add depends on how diluted you want your tequila to finally be.

Ice cubes are a must too in this drink because they can truly make the difference between an average mix and an extraordinary one. You can also garnish your glass with a wedge of lime or lemon and serve it with your friends! 

4. Coconut soda 


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Now if you are looking for a rather exotic mix for your tequila, coconut soda might be exactly the choice for you. This mix is not as popular as the first three but you might be pleasantly impressed by it from the first time you give it a try.

On the other hand, note that coconut soda might not be easy to find in most local grocery stores. 

But how do you mix coconut soda with tequila, to enjoy such a drink to the best of its taste? The best and most balanced flavors will emerge if you mix 2 ounces of tequila with 2 ounces of coconut soda.

This ratio will help you maintain a great tequila taste in your drink, without diluting it much but also the inviting flavor of the coconut soda.

But you can also add more coconut soda or more tequila, according to your personal preferences. Garnish your drink with a wedge of orange, lemon or lime, or even grapefruit and you will impress all your quests with this simple but delicious treat! 

5. Orange soda 


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Orange soda comes in many brands, the most popular being Fanta and it is fairly easy to find in most supermarkets and grocery stores. But does it go well with tequila? The truth is that yes, orange soda can be one of the best-mixed drinks for your tequila.

Orange soda adds a citrus taste to your tequila, which is sweeter than lemon soda and it also brings a beautiful orange tint to your drink. The orange flavor goes generally great in alcoholic drinks, a popular example being Margarita which uses triple sec or Cointreau to get the citrus taste. 

Start by mixing one ounce of orange soda with 2 ounces of tequila and see how you like this ratio. Some people like just a little bit of citrus flavor in their tequila and this ratio is enough for them.

If you want more of the sweet, citrus taste, add two ounces of orange soda, and don’t forget about the ice cubes. Even if combining orange soda with tequila might seem unusual, you might change your opinion once you sip such a drink! 

6. Ginger beer 


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Ginger beer can fall within the soda category as it contains no alcohol so it is essentially a soft drink. This drink is spicy yet mildly sweet so it is fair to say that it will bring an interesting taste to your tequila. But for the perfect mixed drink, some also recommend adding just a dash of lime zest to your glass. 

Mix 2 ounces of tequila with 3 to 3 ounces of ginger beer and squeeze half a lime into the drink. Make sure there are ice cubes in your glass and add a lime wedge as a garnish that will make your drink even more attractive! 

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7. Grapefruit soda 


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Grapefruit soda might not be everyone’s first choice but if you like the grapefruit flavor, you will for sure like the way it combines with tequila.

If you are in the Paloma, grapefruit soda and tequila are one of the most popular combinations. And if you give it a try, you will for sure see why as it tastes great! 

Choose the ratio you add of grapefruit soda and tequila by considering how much grapefruit flavor you want in your drink. If you want to add a mild grapefruit taste to your tequila add equal parts of both drinks.

However, if you like grapefruit soda feel free to add 3 ounces of it to 2 ounces of tequila, along with ice cubes. Garnish your glass with a wedge of freshly cut grapefruit and the impact of your drink will be the desirable one! 

8. Coca Cola 

ColaCoca-Cola is the most popular soda worldwide and it will not disappoint you if you mix it with tequila either. You might like this combination so much that it becomes your go-to drink. Most people think first to combine Coke with rum or whiskey, but why not give it a try with tequila? 

To mix Coke and tequila you will need to add 2 ounces of tequila with ice cubes in your favorite glass and top it off with Coca-Cola. Feel free to add flavored Coke if you prefer such as lime Coke or vanilla Coke and your drink will taste even more interesting. 

9. Black cherry seltzer

If you can find black cherry seltzer at your grocery store, it is worth it to mix it with your tequila. Black cherry seltzer is a soft drink flavored with a cherry taste which makes it sweet and mildly sour at the same time.

The sweetness of this seltzer though will pair perfectly with the sweetness of the tequila and so will the fruity flavors. 

Start by mixing equal parts of these drinks along with ice cubes to your taste. You can always add more black cherry seltzer but take into account that it will dilute your tequila’s alcohol content as well, not just its flavor.

If you would like a more intense cherry flavor, you can add a dash of cherry concentrated syrup too and your drink will be impressive by all means! 

10. Cream soda 

Cream soda and tequila are a match made in heaven that you can easily enjoy as well. If you never had cream soda, know that this is carbonated water, flavored with vanilla flavor and a type of sweetener.

The concentration of each ingredient will vary according to the manufacturer but ultimately, this soft drink will have a creamy vanilla taste.

The creamy taste of this soda will match the sweetness of the tequila in a very delicate and elegant manner. You might not want to overdo it though.

Try mixing 2 ounces of cream soda with 2 ounces of tequila and some ice cubes and sip before you decide to add more of one ingredient or another. You might like the balanced flavor so much that an equal ratio could be the best for you. 

11. Mountain Dew 

Mountain Dew is another great citrus-flavored soda that you can try with your tequila. You can find it in most grocery stores and other local stores and it is one of the most affordable sodas to get. Mountain Dew though has a sweeter taste than other citrus sodas which is why some consumers prefer it more as well. 

Mix 3 parts Mountain Dew to one part of tequila to begin with and see how you like it. You can always add more tequila if you prefer a drink that is higher in alcohol.

Serve this drink with a garnish of lemon wedge or lime wedge and don’t forget to add a few ice cubes to it for a more refreshing taste. 

12. Pomegranate seltzer 


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Pomegranate seltzer is also one of the sodas that might be difficult to find and if you do find it, it won’t come among the cheapest drinks. But it sure has an interesting flavor even by itself and it can be that much more satisfying when you mix it with your tequila.

You can find this seltzer with or without alcohol, and the alcoholic version has an ABV of 5%. Regardless of the type of pomegranate seltzer that you get, the sweet and tart flavor of the fruit will be present.

Add 2 ounces of tequila to 2 ounces of pomegranate seltzer and a few ice cubes. You will have a tasty and refreshing drink right in the comfort of your home! 

13. Mandarin soda 


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Just like orange soda is an interesting combination with tequila, mandarin soda is no exception either. You will find mandarin soda, however, to be sweeter than orange soda and with a milder citrus flavor to it. But this might be even better for the consumers who prefer sweeter drinks. 

You can be very flexible in terms of the ratio you use when you mix tequila with mandarin soda. Start by adding equal parts of each drink but don’t be surprised if you feel the need to add an extra ounce of mandarin soda to give it a better taste since the sweetness of this soda can be quite inviting! 

14. Vanilla seltzer 


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Vanilla seltzer is another option that will compliment your tequila nicely, especially if you like the cream soda and tequila mix.

However, vanilla seltzer has a milder vanilla flavor and it can come in different levels of sweetness. When you add it to your tequila it will give your alcoholic drink a discrete vanilla taste that might leave 

You can treat vanilla seltzer as flavored carbonated water and add as much as you like considering that it will take down the alcohol content of your tequila too.

So, the more vanilla seltzer you add to your tequila, the less alcohol you will taste, but there will be a delicious vanilla flavor that you will love! 

15. Tonic water 

Gin TonicTonic water is carbonated water with quinine in it and it can be the perfect and most affordable mixer for your tequila. It has both bitter and sweet flavors to it and some people even describe it as being citrusy.

This is a common mixer for a variety of cocktails, and you will be impressed with how well it tastes with your tequila too. 

You can add an ounce of tonic to 2 ounces of tequila and some herbs you prefer on top of your drink. Put a few ice cubes in the glass, and you are ready to enjoy one of the simplest yet tastiest drinks.

The taste of tonic water can be stronger than expected, which is why it is a good idea to start with just one ounce, but if you like it, you can always add more. 

Do tequila and soda go together?

Tequila goes great with a wide range of sodas as such a combination can be very refreshing and extremely easy to put together. Tequila soda is one of the most popular cocktails worldwide as it takes only tequila, a soda of your choice, and a garnish to embellish your final drink. 

What soda goes with gold tequila?

The general rule is to add fruity sodas to your tequila and citrusy ones go the best. But Coca-Cola is also a popular mix for tequila thanks to its original sweet taste that goes with a variety of alcoholic drinks. 

What does a tequila soda taste like?

A tequila soda drink will taste frizzy and sweet, depending on the type of soda you add to it. It will have a significant alcohol content still, even if the alcohol in your tequila will be diluted by the amount of soda you add.

Some people prefer adding a little bit of sweetener to their cocktail as well if they like their drinks sweeter so, you can use a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to enhance the sweetness of your cocktail!

Final thoughts 

Choose the soda that you prefer when you put together such a drink and allow yourself to be flexible when it comes to the ratio. You might like more or less soda than the traditional amount in your drink, and as long as the cocktail is perfect for you that is all that matters! 

Chad Smith

Meet Chad Smith, a seasoned bartender with a passion for mixology. He's the founder of Tin Roof Drink Community, a blog where he shares expert tips, creative recipes, and fosters a vibrant community of cocktail enthusiasts and aspiring bartenders. Join Chad as he takes you on a flavorful journey through the world of drinks. Cheers!

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