How could one translate the expression "to go well with" in Spanish?

For example:

Tequila shots go well with strawberry ice cream.

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In Spain se use:

"pegar con" -> Ese gorro no te pega con la blusa.
"ir bien con" -> Ese vino va bien con el solomillo de ternera.

For food and drinks I'd use the second option better, which is a literal translation of "to go well".

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    "Combina bien" is also a choice.
    – M Rajoy
    Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 9:52
  • @kelmer: Yes. It sounds a bit less coloquial, though.
    – CesarGon
    Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 17:42
  • Yet another one! (which I use specially with drinks): "mezcla bien" (literally, "mixes well")
    – Savir
    Commented Apr 16, 2012 at 17:22

And in the context of colors one would say (in the sense of matching) "hacer juego con ..."; e.g. "Esta blausa hace juego con mis zapatos."

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