Vickie Parks


I recently read that a pub trend in Spain is a drink called Kalimotxo (pronounced kal-ee-MO-cho), which is equal parts of red wine and carbonated cola added to a glass filled with ice. Some garnish with a lemon wedge, others don't. It's surprisingly pleasant and quite refreshing. Although it's a new trend in some regions, it's fast becoming an iconic pub offering, especially in the Basque region (though it's served throughout Spain). Some sites called it 'poor man's sangria', and I guess it's fair to say it's somewhat similar, though most sangria recipes have a far more complex fruity taste.

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2 ounces
cola (i used coke)
2 ounces
red wine (i used merlot)
ice cubes
lemon wedge or lemon slice (for garnish - optional)

How to Make Kalimotxo


  • 1Fill an old-fashioned glass (or wine goblet) with ice cubes.
  • 2Add cola and wine to glass, and stir just enough to combine the two beverages.
  • 3Garnish with a lemon slice or lemon wedge, and serve.

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About Kalimotxo

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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