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Tequila Coke Cocktail Recipe

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Tequila coke is about as simple as the name sounds – but it’s way better than you’d first think ! It’s a simple mix, but definitely on you’ll love. 

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What is Tequila Coke?

Tequila coke is a simple variation on the spirit+coke template. Tequila adds a sharpness and smokiness to coke that you couldn’t imagine would work. It’s also one of the easiest, simplest drinks to make. 

The recipe calls for classic, plain coke but you can use whichever brand you prefer. I assume something like Dr. Pepper would also work well here.

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Tequila Coke Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A simple but delicious mix of tequila and Coca Cola.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 3 oz coke


  • In a rocks glass add ice.
  • Pour in tequila, then coke. Stir lightly.


This is usually served as-is, but you can take a leaf from Cuba Libre's book and sweeze in a bit of lime juice. Lemon juice might work well too.

When is this drink best ?

Tequila coke works anytime, but especially in summer. It’s fun, casual, easy to make, and easy to understand. Definitely one of the mixes you need to remember if you’re throwing a house party, or if you’re having a game night and need something that goes with nachos. 

My thoughts on Tequila Coke

I liked tequila coke, more than other spirit and coke variations. Tequila brings a sour note to coke, and a slightly fruity (but not sweet) note that brings out the hidden citrus flavor in coke. Of course, the overall flavor is still Coca-Cola, but the tequila is surprisingly noticeable in this. 

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If you like Tequila Coke, you might also like…

Vodka Coke – a simple vodka and coke mix

Gin Coke – a dry gin and coke mix

Cuba Libre – the classic rum and coke mix

Paloma – another tequila and soda mix, this time grapefruit based

Tequila Tonic – a refreshing mix of tequila and tonic water

Notes, substitutes, and tips

The recipe calls for the original coke flavor, but I think something fruity would also work, such as lime or cherry coke. 

This recipe is more of a template. Feel free to experiment with another soda that might work with tequila, such as a lemon-lime one, or an orange one. 

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