A Spanish summer in a glass
This drink immediately conjures memories of our Spanish road trips, when the car's safely parked up.
Kalimotxo or Calimocho - red wine & coke - As enjoyed in Bilboa
We discovered it whilst researching our 2016 trip, and set about ticking that box early on.
We actually ticked it in Bilbao, where it's commonly known as Kalimotxo in Basque.
Jeff Koons 'Flower dog' in front of the Guggenheim, Bilbao
It tastes better than you'd think
So the thought of red wine and coke didn't sound that appealing on paper, but in the glass it tasted surprisingly better than expected. So if I aimed to replicate, would it take me back to that trip?
Janis enjoying her Calimocho
So what's the recipe?
Kalimotxo or Calimocho - The basic ingredients
Well it's not that complicated, but I've created three different options based on your location.
Bottle of coke 330ml
Glass of Spanish red wine 125ml
Large glass (500-600ml)
Kalimotxo for two
So does it work?
Yep, it took us straight back to Bilbao. Granted I needed to buy LSA Internationals GIO Tumblers (the large ones) to complete the look, but I guess you can use any large beer glass.
Cheers to Kalimotxo or is it Calimocho?
Inspired to try Calimocho/Kalimotxo?
Why not give it a go? let us know how you get on.
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