A Kalimoxto is a simple and refreshing Spanish Cocktail made with 2 ingredients, wine and Coke(Georgian not Columbian). It’s the perfect way to make bad wine good again!
What’s A Kalimoxto?
A Kalimoxto (pronounced Kal-ee-mo-cho) is the simplest of simple drinks and the perfect way to jazz up shitty wine. It was actually created for that very purpose. Legend has it, that two gentleman (Kalimero and Motxo) at a Basque festival in the 70’s were stuck serving red wine that had soured. Instead of throwing out the wine and closing up shop, they mixed equal parts red wine and Coke together and bam, the Kalimoxto was born.
What Kind of Wine?
Well, as I said before, it’s a great way to make crappy wine good. It’s not mandatory you use shitty wine, but you would most definitely be OK with a bottle of 3 Buck Chuck. Just make sure it’s a dry red to compliment sweetness of the soda.
OK But Coke and Wine?
Hey, man, don’t knock it till you tried it. Other variants include white wine and sprite (caliguay) or red wine and orange soda (tinto de verano). You should try em all!
Now I want to make a point about the soda here. If you can find it, use Mexican Coke. It’s perfectly acceptable to use regular Coca Cola, but Mexican Coke is made with sugar rather than with high fructose corn syrup. I find it less cloying than American Coke. Man, sometimes I wish high fructose corn syrup was never invented.
How Do I Make it?
Start by chilling both the coke and the wine. Measure out 4 ounces of both and pour into a glass. If you wish, you could also add ice. Garnish glass with a lemon and serve.
This recipe requires a little something special. Here’s a list of what you will need: