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.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

1 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2 ounces
    cola (i used coke)
  • 2 ounces
    red wine (i used merlot)
  • ·
    ice cubes
  • 1
    lemon wedge or lemon slice (for garnish - optional)

How to Make Kalimotxo


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

Printable Recipe Card

About Kalimotxo

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

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks Recipe

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These refreshing drinks will make even the hottest of summer days bearable! Plus, they are insanely delicious. Cheers!

10 Frozen Cocktail Drink Recipes To Help Cool You Down

10 Frozen Cocktail Drink Recipes to Help Cool You Down

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to chill out! There’s nothing better than relaxing by the water with a frozen cocktail in your hand. No need to head to your local bar. Just grab...

Recipes For Hosting Happy Hour At Home

Recipes for Hosting Happy Hour at Home

Kitchen Crew

I'm hosting a happy hour for my neighbors in a couple of weeks. Right now, I'm in planning mode trying to figure out what to serve. To help me search...