Here are 17 of our favorite citrus flavored Fresca drinks. From vodka to gin, tequila and even whiskey, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a new beverage to mix with the classic citrus taste of fresca flavored carbonated spritzer at your next party.
Refreshing Fresca Drinks & Fresca Mixed Cocktails
Do you love Fresca? If so, you’re going to love these 17 Fresca drinks and cocktails that use the popular grapefruit-flavored soda to create fresca cocktails and non alcoholic beverages that are perfect for any occasion.
Fresca drinks are delicious, fun and perfect to drink when you feel like fruity drinks with an extra punch of flavor but don’t want the hassle (or extra calories or added sugar) that come with mixing a cocktail made with actual fruit juice.
Fresca is a sugar free grapefruit soda that is also zero calories. It’s refreshingly sweet with a tart grapefruit flavor making it a great option for anyone watching their calorie and sugar consumption.
Fresca is a fabulous healthier option to use in mixed Fresca drinks because it mixes easily with a variety of real spirits to create light and delicious cocktail recipes with the perfect balance of flavors.
The best part about Fresca drinks is the number of options you have to create drinks that are perfect for any occasion, any time of year. Whether you’re looking for an easy drink to make during happy hour with friends or hosting a summer cocktail party, there are Fresca drinks perfect for any occasion.
The legendary mixability of Fresca makes it the ideal choice for creating both non-alcoholic drink options and adult beverages made alcohol spirits of all types.
While there are hundreds of Fresca drinks you can make , we’ve put together a collection of 17 of our favorite cocktails and drinks made with Fresca that are the perfect choice for your next happy hour, BBQ, party or event.
Continue reading to find out about the delicious drinks that you can create with some Fresca and your favorite alcohols like vodka, tequila, gin and more.
17 Recipes For Fresca Drinks
#1 Fresca and Gin Cocktail
This Fresca and gin cocktail is the perfect drink for summer! We know it’s going to become your new favorite gin cocktail. It’s light, refreshing, and packs tart flavors to balance out that sweet taste. The best part? You only need three ingredients to make it.
#2 Fresca and Vodka Cocktail
If real Vodka is more your jam then this Vodka and Fresca cocktail recipe is a must try.
Sky vodka, Fresca, fresh grapefruit and lime are combined to create a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for days when you need a light cocktail. We love that it’s super easy to make too—just shake everything together and serve in your favorite glass. (Recipe available available from Kuletos)
#3 Tequila Refresca
Tequila and Fresca pair beautifully in this quick and easy Fresca drink recipe.
This light and refreshing cocktail is perfect for any dinner party because it really brightens up the mood with its natural flavor!
Sip on a tasty combo of tequila, Fresca and ice to taste some citrusy summer magic.
Finish off your delicious drink with a garnish of fresh fruit like pineapple or grapefruit for an extra burst of flavor.(Recipe available from The Food Network)
#4 Tequila Paloma Cocktail
A twist on a classic this fresher Tequila Paloma combines Tequila, simple syrup, club soda, lime or lemon juice and salt to create a new Fresca beverage we know you’re going to love.
This is one of those unique soda Fresca drinks that will be a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and refreshing.
#5 Grapefruit Paloma
There’s nothing quite like a cool cocktail on a hot summer day is there? This grapefruit Paloma recipe from Ree Drummond (The Pioneer woman herself) boosts the citrus flavor with a splash of fresh grapefruit juice and grapefruit soda (a great sub is lemon-lime soda!)!
Fresh lime juice helps add more acidity, balancing out some of that Fresca sweetness and adding layers of refreshing citrus flavors. Garnish with a twist of salt for an extra salty-sweet taste! (Recipe available from The Pioneer Woman)
#6 Pomegranate Martini
This is a refreshing drink with a festive twist unique flavor profile. Pomegranate juice is mixed with (we highly recommend this shaker) with lime, orange and tequila to create this beautiful golden drink perfect for holiday parties or even New Year’s Eve.
You can’t go wrong adding this variety to your bar! Top with Fresca and enjoy this chilled drink throughout the holiday season or at your holiday parties this year! (Recipe available from Bar None Drinks)
#7 Mint Julep
The Mint Julep was created as a non alcoholic drink making it a great choice for enjoying fresca drinks without promoting underage drinking.
But we love the flavors so much that we suggest making two versions of this Fresca drink. One non-boozy soda water version for underage folks and a spiked version using your favorite alcohol for young adults legal drinking age.
We love this mint julep made with Svedka Vodka!
The sweet and refreshing taste is perfect for those hot summer days! So whether you’re looking for a fun cocktail alternative to serve at your next gathering or want something to quench those sweet cravings on a lazy summer afternoon, this iced cold drink has got you covered. (Recipe available from The Farmgirl Recipes)
#8 Katie’s Secret Sangria
Who doesn’t love a great Sangria? Katie’s Secret Sangria is one of our favorite Fresca drinks.
It’s quick and easy to make this Sangria that includes champagne, Fresca, limeade, Vodka and fresh berries.
The result is light and delicious. This Sangria recipes is perfect for serving during the holidays with friends or family when you need to whip up something in the blink of an eye.
Just pour everything into a large jug, chill and enjoy! (Recipe available from Boxwood Avenue)
#9 Spring Shocker Vodka-Grapefruit Cocktail
There’s something so satisfying about shaking up a cocktail. A little shake here, a little shake there, and away you go! This grapefruit vodka mixed drink is one of those Fresca drinks you’re going to make on repeat because it’s so easy and delicious.
This refreshing cocktail is made with some of the best ingredients out there: Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, and Fresca for just the right amount of fizz. Shake this recipe together in a shaker to get that perfect, refreshing beverage. Top with a slice of lemon, lime or hibiscus flowers for garnish. (Recipe from Chili Pepper Madness)
#10 Pomfresca Cocktail
Ring those shakers and break out the straws – because it’s cocktail time! The Pomfresca Cocktail is a refreshing take on a traditional pomegranate margarita.
1 fl oz of pomegranate juice is a great way to balance the flavors of the Fresca soda creating a refreshing drink you can enjoy anytime. (Recipe available from A Family Feast)
#11 Patty’s Puckery Pear Cocktail
Pat’s Puckery Pear Cocktail is a simple mix of new flavors including melon liquor, Absolut pears and Fresca shaken together to create a refreshing mix that will have you craving every last sip.
Sure it may not be traditional, but this drink is so delicious it’ll become one of those Fresca drinks you’ll want to make over and over again. (Recipe available from Yummly)
#12 Grape Lime Punch
Grape and lime pair perfectly in this refreshing Fresca based punch.
This punch recipe is perfect as is or can be spiked to create a delicious adult only beverage to serve at BBQs, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, parties and even game night. (Recipe available from Crafting Chicks)
#13 Pomfresca Float
#14 Blackberry Blood Orange Refresher
This refreshing blackberry blood orange refresher is the perfect vodka spritz like cocktail for those looking to cool off from a hot day or for those with a spicy appetite.
With only 10 minutes of your time and few ingredients, this “secret” recipe will keep people coming back for more! We love using Tito’s Vodka for this recipe. Check out your local liquor store to see if it’s available to you. (Recipe available from Home Body Eats)
#15 Watermelon Agua Fresca Mojito
Garnished at the rim with a lime, this watermelon mojito agua fresca recipe is perfect for any celebration or just to enjoy on your own.
After only one sip you’ll be hooked! Made with watermelon, Fresca and rum it not only tastes great but has an authentic feeling to it too! (Recipe available from Call Me PMC)
#16 The Ruby Red
The Ruby Red is a quick and refreshing cocktail. It consists of good ol’ Fresca, pink grapefruit juice, and vodka!
The pairing of these three ingredients creates a delicious citrusy drink that can be enjoyed without any guilt. This is another one of those Fresca drinks that can be served with or without alcohol. (Recipe available from Fountain Avenue Kitchen)
#17 The Shaner Bill
The Shaner Bill is a classic low-ball cocktail that has been enjoyed since the early 1930s.
The traditional bill consists of jigger vodka, jigger cranberry juice and one ounce of citrus soda or lemon lime drink.
This delicious variation uses Fresca to add some fizz. This will easily become one of your go to Fresca drinks if you’re a fan of citrusy flavors. (Recipe available from Allrecipes)
We hope you enjoyed these delicious Fresca drinks and cocktails.
These simple Fresca drinks are refreshing and delicious making them a great boozy or non-boozy cocktail option for holidays, potlucks, BBQs, gatherings and parties of all kinds.
We’d love to know what you think. Have you made one of these Fresca drinks? If so, let us know how it turned out by dropping us a comment down below.
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Frequently Asked questions
What is Fresca?
Fresca is a citrus-flavored soft drink that is distributed with trademarks of the Coca-Cola Company. The product was originally introduced in 1959 but has been discontinued and reintroduced on a number of occasions. Fresca is a refreshing and crisp tasting carbonated drink.
The product contains no sugar and calories making it a great choice for individuals with health problems like diabities. When Fresca was first introduced in the 1960s, it was marketed as an alternative to diet cola and has become a popular choice for low-carbohydrate diets.
The product is currently marketed in the United States and Canada as well as East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan and China. The product was originally packaged in glass bottles; however, these were replaced by 6-ounce (177 ml) cans by the 1990s which remain the principal form of distribution today. You can buy Fresca from Walmart or via Amazon.
What does Fresca Soda Taste Like?
Fresca tastes like a mix of grapefruit and lime. How this flavor is achieved in an artificially-carbonated water is based on the fact that it has high citric acid content. Its taste is often described as being tart, refreshing, light, and acidic.
As a result, this carbonated water is a great choice for making Fresca drinks and aguas frescas that combine citrus flavors with alcohol and hard seltzers.
Did They Discontinue Fresca?
No, Fresca is not discontinued.
Because it isn’t one of Coca Cola’s most popular drinks it can be difficult to find in stores occasionally, but is most certainly still available. So, if you are planning to make any of the Fresca drinks listed above it would be a good idea to see if you can find some Fresca first. If you are struggling to find Fresca at your local grocer you can always order some online through Amazon.
Is Fresca Soda or Water?
Fresca is a carbonated water beverage. Fresca is made with carbonated water, citric acid, concentrated grapefruit juice and sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Fresca is a no sugar and no calorie sparkling beverage.
Is Fresca A Diet Soda?
According to the Fresca website, Fresca is a sparkling water beverage that is no sugar and no calories. Fresca is a refreshing carbonated water drink with bold citrus flavors. So, no Fresca is not considered to be a diet soda.
Is Fresca A Good Soda For Diabetics?
People who are diabetic, and want to drink something that’s less likely to cause a blood sugar spike, can drink Fresca. Fresca is a zero sugar carbonated water drink sweetened with aspartame.
Is Fresca Keto Friendly?
Yes, Fresca soda is considered to be Keto friendly. If you are having difficulty finding it in your local stores you can order it online through Amazon.