What’s not to love about the crisp fizziness of Coca-Cola? Poured over a cup of ice or straight out of the can, it’s hard to improve upon. Except in one case: “Mexican Coke” (made with cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup) trumps the regular stuff with a brighter, smoother, more addictive flavor.

If you haven’t tasted said soda in, say, Mexico, finding it in the United States can be hit or miss. Though Tasting Table Everywhere recently reported that Costco sells Mexican Coke, I have yet to locate it. I have, however, discovered the soft drink at Las Tortas on Leetsdale, Sweet Action on Broadway, and Attivo Pizza in Capitol Hill.

Bonus: Sweet Action ups the ante by selling Sprite, Fresca, and Jarritos, all made with cane sugar.

Las Tortas, 5307 Leetsdale Drive, 720-379-7269

Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway, 303-282-4645

Attivo Pizza & Subs, 124 E. 9th Ave., 303-996-9956

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.