Spezi (German Orange Cola)

Total Time
5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This drink is very popular in Germany but can also be found in Switzerland and Austria. They typically do not use ice in any of their beverages. I have loved this since I was a child. In Germany, Coca-Cola sells Spezi in cans called Mezzo-Mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans orange soda (Fanta)
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans cola (Coca-Cola)
  • 1 lemon, quartered (or cut into 6 wedges)

Directions

  1. In each glass, mix equal parts orange soda and cola. Squeeze the juice of one lemon wedge into each glass. Serve.
Most Helpful

Nice try, but this doesn't fly. German fanta and American fanta are completely different beverages. German fanta is basically carbonated orange juice while American fanta is disgusting cheeto-colored fizz. German orange soda is difficult to find in the US so I was hoping this recipe would have a work around... Obviously, I was wrong. This is not spezi. This is kind of gross.

Andee N. February 28, 2014

Fab, refreshing concoction, and far less cloying than cola on its own. Try a sliced kiwi instead of the lemon for a slightly different variation. I'm also mulling over the addition of a splash of vodka lol... One thing I've not figured out though, is that when presented abroad it comes out as a 'layered' drink, which is nicely visually dramatic - my young son particularly appreciates it! I've thus far failed to recreate this at home... any thoughts? :-/ ¯_(?)_/¯

Rax N. July 31, 2015

I wish I could go back in time to the moment the camp councler gave me a 'look' when I asked for half coke half orange...I had no idea this was something 'real.'

Ilysse July 10, 2011