Tequila. Soda. These two drinks are a match made in heaven. Well, because together they pack a punch, let’s say they’re a match made in the boxing ring.

 

In the blue corner, you’ve got tequila, the healthiest spirit, because, unlike most spirits, tequila doesn’t spike your blood sugar. What’s more, tequila is low in calories, with one shot containing only 63 calories. That’s compared to 96 calories in a shot of vodka!

 

Facing off, in the red corner, you have soda water, which let’s face it, is just water with bubbles, so that’s zero calories.

 

Two healthy, not fattening drinks, meeting in the middle, and slugging it out, or in this case, going so well together!

 

And that brings us full circle back to the point of this article: How to make a Tequila Soda.

 

Ingredients for the Tequila Soda Recipe

Tequila Soda? Sounds simple enough. And it is. You won’t need much for this classic.

  • 2 ounces of Olmeca Tequila Silver
  • 1/2 an ounce of lime juice, that’s two squeezed lime wedges
  • 3 to 4 ounces of club soda, or as much as suits your palate
  • A lime wheel or wedge for garnish

 

How to Make a Tequila Soda Drink

As you can imagine, making this drink is child’s play, if children could drink, which they can’t. So, it’ll be a walk in the park for you.

  1. Round up the ingredients.
  2. Take a highball glass, fill it with ice, add the tequila, and squeeze in the juice of 2 lime wedges.
  3. Add your soda water to taste.
  4. Stir that baby.
  5. Finish it off with a lime wheel or wedge garnish.
  6. Serve and look like a pro!

tequila soda cocktail

Tips for Drinking a Tequila Soda Cocktail

You don’t need top-shelf tequilas for this guy. You do want a good one though, like Olmeca Tequila Silver.

  • Use fresh lime juice, and find the right amount for you.
  • If you like it tart, rub the lime garnish around the rim for a citrus kiss with every sip.
  • Buy soda in smaller bottles to ensure the drinks stay well carbonated.
  • Chill the club soda and open it slowly. You don’t want it to fizz and overflow.
  • Using a proper citrus squeezer is always best.

 

Variations of this Tequila Soda Recipe

Variety is the spice of life. It certainly makes things bubblier!

  • Use grapefruit soda instead of club soda, and you’ve got yourself a Paloma.
  • Try a Tequila Collins by switching to lemon juice and sweeten this bad boy with Agave Nectar.
  • Why not indulge in a sparkling highball, made with tamarind nectar, syrup, and ginger ale.
  • Or you could bet the ranch on it, and use ranch water instead. This guy hails from West Texas, circa 1960. It’s essentially tequila and soda with a little more lime. The extra lime juice makes it even more tangy and delicious.

 

What Kind of Soda Can You Use to Mix with Tequila?

Water is water, so this bit is easy. Use Club Soda, Seltzer, or Sparkling Mineral Water. You can even make your own soda water if you have a SodaStream to hand.

 

Don’t however use a sweet mixer. You want to keep this drink at zero calories – and your figure trim. Tonic water or Sprite will only increase the calories – and the accompanying guilty feelings!

 

What is the Origin of Soda Water?

Let’s take a look at soda water, the drink that gives our mouths that bubbly sensation, loved the world over.

 

Don’t worry, we won’t get all technical on you. Think of this as more of an interesting story.

 

Soda water was invented, by accident no less, by a man called Joseph Priestley in 1767. He infused water with carbon dioxide by suspending a bowl of water above a vat of beer in a brewery in England.

 

Why he did this has long been lost to history, but do this he did, and soda water was born. The poor man, unfortunately, didn’t make any bucks out of his invention though, but he was given a medal from the Council of the Royal Society for his trouble.

 

But, and this name you will have heard of, the person who took commercial advantage of Priestley’s invention was a man called Jacob Schweppes, who went on to build an international drinks empire.

 

Best Tequila for the Tequila Soda Recipe

Just as we said earlier, you don’t need the very finest 100% Agave Tequila to make a tequila soda. You do, however, want a tequila that punches above its weight. Just like Olmeca Tequila.

 

So, choose Olmeca Tequila Silver. With its fresh herbal and green pepper scent and soft citrus notes at the end, it’s a knockout! Raise a glass and enjoy!

Enjoy More Tequila!!