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"Like a Cuba Libre but with tequila."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (56.7 g)
  • Calories 26.6
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 336.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 0 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pour tequila and juice of lime over ice cubes in a Collins glass.

Step 2

Fill with cola, stir, and serve.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Use a high-quality tequila for best results.
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice is best for maximum flavor.

  • Substitute vodka for tequila: This substitution will provide a less intense flavor and make the drink more accessible to those who don't like the taste of tequila.
  • Substitute lemon juice for lime juice: This substitution will give the drink a more tart flavor, making it more refreshing and bright.

Mexicola with a Twist Pour tequila, juice of lime, and a splash of orange juice over ice cubes in a Collins glass. Fill with cola, stir, and serve.

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos: These zesty tacos are the perfect accompaniment to the Mexicola. The spicy shrimp and lime flavors pair well with the tequila, lime and cola for a delicious combination.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn: This Mexican classic is the perfect side dish to the Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos. The creamy, cheesy flavors of the corn balance the zesty tacos, while the smoky char from the grill adds a nice contrast. Plus, it's easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!


Q: What type of glass do I use for a Mexicola?

A: A Collins glass is the traditional glass used for a Mexicola. It is a tall glass that is perfect for mixing and serving this drink.

Q: What ingredients are in a Mexicola?

A: A Mexicola is a classic cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and cola. It is often garnished with a lime wheel.

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Fun facts:

The Mexicola cocktail is said to have been invented in the 1940s by a bartender in Mexico City. It is believed to have been inspired by the Cuba Libre, which was popularized by American soldiers during the Spanish-American War.

The Mexicola cocktail has been featured in a number of films and television shows, including the hit show Mad Men. It was also featured in an episode of the popular show Breaking Bad, where it was served to a group of drug dealers.