The 6 Best Soda and Alcohol Pairings

There are many delicious sodas to combine with your favorite alcohols, and the creativity involved in some of these recipes will surprise you! From adventurous combinations to classic cocktails, here are the best pairings to choose for your next get-together.


  1. Vodka + lime juice + ginger beer

Commonly known as a Moscow Mule, this combination is a classic among bars all over the country. It is relatively cheap, whether you’re buying the ingredients on your own, or the completed cocktail at your favorite restaurant. To mix up this combination, try a flavored vodka, different ginger beer, or increase the amount of lime juice.


  1. Fireball whiskey + Dr. Pepper

This unique combo is becoming increasingly popular due to its spicy and sweet flavor profile -- It provides the best of both worlds! For a slightly different taste, substitute Dr. Pepper with Coke.


  1. Citrus soda + light beer

Make yourself a shandy by mixing your favorite light beer with a citrus/lemon-lime soda, such as 7-Up or Sierra Mist – the mix should be half-soda, half-beer. Alternatively, try a carbonated lemonade or ginger ale instead of citrus soda. You could also add some cayenne pepper to the rim of your glass for a spicy kick.


  1. Whipped cream-flavored vodka + root beer

This drink’s typical description of being an “adult root beer float” is accurate. It tastes smooth and creamy on its own, but you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for enhanced flavor. Cream soda is a solid substitute for root beer as well, if desired.


  1. Rum + Coke

Simple and satisfying, this drink has been a go-to for people across the country for over a century. At its most basic level, this combination is as simple as mixing your favorite rum with a pour of cola, garnished with a lime wedge. To experience the drink in its classic form, your ratio of rum-to-coke should be 1:2 (2oz of rum + 4oz of Coke, for example). If you tend to like your drinks a little sweeter, try a 1:3 ratio.


  1. Raspberry-flavored vodka + citrus soda

Raspberry-flavored vodka with a citrus soda is a refreshing combination, and sure to pick up your spirits. For an even more citrus-packed taste, choose a grapefruit-flavored vodka instead. Strawberry-flavored vodka mixed with carbonated lemonade is a great alternative combination as well, and an effective way to satisfy your boozy sweet tooth.


If you’re looking for a new twist on your favorite alcohol, try one of these 6 mixes. Which is your favorite? What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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