A Crash Course in Mexican Sodas

If you’ve ever visited a taqueria or a Mexican grocer, you have probably seen a few soda options that aren’t normally spotted in the United States. Mexican sodas offer some distinctive flavors with greater variety than American brands, and they often feature real cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup. They are the perfect treat on a hot summer day and an ideal pairing for tacos or enchiladas from your local taqueria. Jarritos Jarritos sodas come in a clear glass bottle, with each of their many flavors showcasing bright, bold colors. These sodas are candy-sweet and come in 11 flavors, including fan favorites Jamaica, Guava, Mango, and Strawberry. If you do prefer things a little less sweet, opt for the Tamarind or Grapefruit flavors, which offer a tangy punch to balance the sweetness. Sol Manzanita Sol is the most popular of the Sol line of sodas, which is produced in Mexico by Pepsi Co. This apple-flavored soda is one that has made big headway in the U.S., but there are also some other delicious flavor options under the Sol brand, including Tamarindo Sol. Sol sodas pair well with a wide array of authentic Mexican dishes. Sangría Señorial If you’re usually a wine drinker, Sangría Señorial may be your ideal soda. It’s made with wine grapes and offers a flavor similar to real Sangria. However, it is a little sweeter. Recommended serving is over ice with a wedge of lemon or lime to brighten up the sweet flavor. Mexican Coca-Cola You may already love Coke, but Mexican Coke offers a distinctive throwback flavor for longtime drinkers. That’s because it’s made with real cane sugar, which is how American Coca-Cola was made until the mid-1980s, when the switch to corn syrup was made. The flavor is a bit sweeter and has milder carbonation than the American variety. No matter which Mexican soda you prefer, any will pair perfectly with the Mexican fare you’ll find at Azteca Taqueria in Steamboat Springs. They serve up authentic Mexican favorites in a fast-casual setting with traditional and vegetarian options. Learn more about their menu and hours by calling (970) 870-9980.