Want to keep it simple? Check out this list of sodas that mix great with tequila!
The list below will give you some of the best combinations of soda and tequila for a quick cocktail with little to no fuss.
Plus, you'll learn how much tequila to use and the tequila-to-soda ratio for a well-balanced drink.
Best Tequila & Soda Combinations
Soda and tequila combined over ice provide the perfect spiked bubbly drink with a smooth taste that's perfect for happy hour or any time.
You can mix tequila with the classic cola flavors, sprite, orange sodas, and even some of the more nostalgic flavors of root beer and vanilla cream soda.
The top two choices to mix with tequila are grapefruit soda and ginger beer for a quick and easy fizzy drink.
In no particular order, these are some of the best combinations:
1. Cream Soda
Cream soda has a distinct vanilla flavor that pairs great with the hints of vanilla from the agave in tequila. It's sweet and masks cheap tequila well. Serve it very cold for the best taste.
One of the best soda combinations, in my opinion, is mixing Sprite with tequila. Some people refer to this combination as "poor man's margarita," but don't let that fool you; it's really good and refreshing!
This childhood favorite soda turns 21 when mixed with tequila. It's sweet with a strong orange flavor that's refreshing and fun to drink.
5. Root Beer
Whether you make a spiked root beer float by adding a scoop of ice cream or simply mix it, if you're a root beer drinker, this combo is for you.
Tequila and Coke is a combination that's commonly served at bars and worth trying! You can opt for regular Coke, or as people who are trying to cut calories do, they combine it with Diet Coke or Coke Zero as well.
7. Ginger Ale
The smoothness of the flavors of Ginger Ale and tequila is what it's all about. Combining the two will create a simple yet sweet, bubbly drink.
8. Orange Cream Soda
Similar to mixing tequila with Fanta, this combination tones down the orange flavor and brings in the vanilla.
Just keep in mind that, typically, orange cream soda is very sweet, so you'll barely taste the tequila. It goes down easy till it hits you.
Nostalgic: Stewart's Orange & Cream Soda (bottles)
9. Coconut Soda
Talk about a tropical mixture! Coconut soda paired with tequila makes me want to have my toes in the sand somewhere on a beach!
10. Ginger Beer
Ginger beer mixed with tequila will actually give the cocktail a savory flavor, which can be a great slow sipper.
Good Ratio of Tequila to Soda
The classic tequila-to-soda ratio is 2 ounces of tequila for every 8 ounces of soda. Simply fill your glass with ice, add the tequila, and pour the soda.
I love using a long cocktail mixing spoon for the job to give everything a stir! Also, since most soda cans are 12 ounces, the mini-sized 7.5-ounce cans are always a terrific single-serve option.
And if you're a fan of using a mix, you can find my top 10 Margarita mixes worth buying here.