What is it?

This non-alcoholic drink is a mixture of orange soda and cola.

How is it called in German?

“Spezi”

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Spezi

Orange-Cola Soda

Spezi is the brand name for a soft drink that is very popular in Germany. The beverage contains 50% orange soda and 50% cola.

Most large beverage manufacturers sell similar products, though most of them only in the German speaking countries of Europe. Examples are Schwip Schwap by PepsiCo or Mezzo Mix by the Coca-Cola Company. Also most grocery store chains sell generic brand versions of the drink as well, usually called “Cola-Mix”.

Recipe

Spezi Mix Drink

Spezi - Orange Soda-Cola Mix Soft Drink

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Author: Angela Schofield

Ingredients

  • Cola
  • Orange soda plus 1 tbsp. of lemon juice

or

  • Sanpellegrino Aranciata

Instructions

  • Chill cola and orange soda overnight in the fridge.
  • Add a tbsp. of lemon juice to a glass or mug.
  • Fill half full of orange soda and then fill it up with cola.
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Serving Tip:

  • Even drinks in Germany are often served without ice, Spezi tastes the best served chilled.
  • At the Oktoberfest and in Beergardens Spezi is often served in beer mugs.
  • Garnish the glass with a wheel or slice of fresh orange.