So, coke and red wine probably sounds horrible to you. It’s not. Hear me out. Kalimotxo is a really simple and really refreshing drink. My dear friend Karin turned me on to them. In Boise, which is where I am from, there is this amazing Basque restaurant Bar Gernika. They serve Kalimotxos there, and I always try to get one, and their croquetas, which are amazing. I was skeptical at first because like you, I thought coke and red wine would be disgusting. I could blab on about how coke balances out nicely with cheap wine, but I won’t. Just make it, and you will be happy. It’s easy, yummy, and I like the caffeine, helpful when you’re super lazy and drinking. Give it a chance!
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- 3 cups (24 ounces) red wine preferably NOT expensive
- 2 cups (16 ounces) coca cola
- lots of ice
- Pour ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Pour into individual glasses and serve.
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Wow to be honest I was skeptical at first with this mix. But Im a believer yo! Not the combination many people will accept. I heard in Japan many young drinkers have been doing this mix for a while.
In rural Namibia and South Africa it is known as Punya Punya. Pineapple Fanta and beer is another one to try.
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We have a drink similar to that here, u mix any blackcurrant cordial with sprite and fanta with or without alcohol it’s called Chapman
You might find me pedantic, but the plural for “kalimotxo” is neither “kalimotxos” nor “kalimotxoes”, but “kalimotxoak”. it’s Basque.
Teri Lyn Fisher
Didn’t know that! Thanks for commenting!
Very well known in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
This sounds interesting….could it be done with a dessert red wine or must it be a dry red? In drinking wine in general I will only drink the desserts, so that is why I ask. I know that obviously soda will bring a lot of sweetness to it. Thanks for your help! I’ll definitely give it a try either way! :)
In my country, Chile, this drink is called Jote. That’s good to know that in other places
You can also try Fernet Branca with coke and a slice of lime, it’s very popular in Argentina.
Tequila Olmeca blanco with a shot of espresso and coke, its a good kick when you’re tired and you want something to wake you up. Cheers!
I come to know about you by recent blog post on HGTV. It’s quite funny to drink Coke with red wine. But, I am using Jal-Jeera powder with coke. It’s an Indian beverage, or else the powder used to flavor this drink. I’m from India and quite hard to get red wine. But, I am quite excited to try it with Coke. Can you suggest me any alternative which make more fun with coke?
that’s so funny…in croatia we call it BAMBUS… and it really is nota fancy drink… but once in a while it’s quite ok
Does this work with diet Coke?
Greetings and Eskerrik Asko (thank you) from the Basque Country!