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Happy Hour: Kalimotxo

Have you ever thought to yourself, I could really use a cocktail right now, only to realize that your liquor cabinet is empty except for that random bottle of Amaretto? Instead of running to the corner store or the nearest bar, take a tip from the Spanish and make kalimotxo. While the name sounds exotic, the ingredients — coca-cola and red wine — are probably already in your kitchen. I know you're thinking: coke and wine? How could that possibly be any good? I too, thought that when I first heard of kalimotxo, however once you taste it, you'll love it! With the coke bringing out a spicy quality to the wine, the surprising combination is refreshing and satisfying.

Making kalimotxo is also a great way to use wine that's a couple days old. It's so easy to make it practically doesn't need a recipe, but I've put one together anyways. Check it out now and

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Kalimotxo

Kalimotxo

Kalimotxo

Ingredients

ice
red wine (it can be any kind, but I like to use a Spanish red, like Rioja)
coca-cola
lemon wedge, optional for garnish

Directions

  1. Place the ice in a fun wine glass or goblet. Fill with red wine until about 2/3* full. Top with coke. If using, squeeze lemon and drop in. Stir with a straw, bar spoon, or finger. Enjoy!

Makes 1 drink.

*The proportions are totally up to you. If the drink tastes better with equal parts red wine and coke or 3/4 wine and 1/4 coke, make it that way.


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BalooB BalooB 5 years
When I was in Spain, we drank this with the super-cheap supermarket wine- it was super good!
DCStar DCStar 6 years
This is why I love this website (and partysugar!!) where else would I find a recipe like this? I can't wait to try it :)
mlen mlen 6 years
my cousin mixes her wine with soda- and i thought she was just weird lol
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 6 years
I'll try this with diet soda sometime.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Hatertot--That's funny. I started drinking this mixture in Hungary!! Red wine and Cola. I think i was about 15 when some of the students at the school i went to ordered my sister and I this drink. :) I haven't looked back since. Spanish fan--i agree. somehow the worse the table wine the better the drink. though the same can't be said for a white wine and Sprite. :\
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 6 years
At first I was skeptical, until I remembered the odd looks I get when I order panaché. So I might give it a try.
kramen kramen 6 years
In Spain this is really popular amongst young people, because it's the cheapest thing to drink and also it tastes good. When i was in the States I tried it with Vanilla Coke and It was even better!
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I'd just use that random bottle of Amaretto and add some sweet and sour and make an Amaretto Sour! I don't drink cola and red wine isn't my thing.
brownsugamama brownsugamama 6 years
I will definitely try this..... I used to drink milk and Pepsi as a kid so why not try replacing the milk with wine.
HaterTot HaterTot 6 years
In Hungary we call this bor es kola.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 6 years
I love red wine and diet coke. :)
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