Calimocho: an Easy Summer Cocktail

Red wine mixed with coke is an easy summer cocktail that you can enjoy while lounging poolside. Calimocho by ibakeheshoots.com

It’s been quite the week.

I baked and Dave shot everyday. Plus, we were a bit stressed while waiting to hear about the possibility of more commercial work from a prospective client. I have to say “we handled it well.” I mean…we still drank everyday but we kept it relatively light.

We drank Calimochos.

I had never heard of a Calimocho until I saw them over at Spoon Fork Bacon a while back. They’re enticing because they combine two of my favorite drinks (aside from ice cold beer and Irish Whiskey) and they’re easy to make (because sometimes you don’t have time to make Basil Beerade).

Some say it’s a kid’s drink-well, a college kid’s drink, that is…and that’s ok by me. If it tastes good, I’m down…and I’m most definitely down with an icy Calimocho.

Red wine mixed with coke is an easy summer cocktail that you can enjoy while lounging poolside. Calimocho by ibakeheshoots.com

It’s a simple, not quite half and half combination of red wine and soda. Think of it as a poor man’s sangria or homemade wine cooler. Cheap and tasty-that’s probably why college kids drink it. We made ours with what used to be Two-Buck-Chuck and coke. When we ran out of Two-Buck-Chuck we grabbed some Sea Ridge Cabernet from Vons.

Mistake! That swill is nasty. Please get your cheap-ass wine from TJ’s because Sea Ridge is a bust!

Phew! Ok. I’m ok, now. I just had to get that off my chest.

Red wine mixed with coke is an easy summer cocktail that you can enjoy while lounging poolside. Calimocho by ibakeheshoots.com

Now that you’ve learned from my mistakes, you know what to do. And don’t forget to pick up some limes…every cocktail is better with a squeeze of lime.

 

Recipe for Calimocho

Recipe for Calimocho from Wikipedia

Calimocho
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 L of Coke
  • 1 750 mL bottle of cheap red wine
  • Limes
Instructions
  1. Mix coke and red wine together in a pitcher.
  2. Pour into pint glasses filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with lime.
  4. Enjoy.

 

 

You May Also Like

7 Comments

  1. 1
  2. 3

    Between cold beer, Irish whiskey, basil beerade, and calimocho, I’m surprised you can even remember the recipe, or David can focus the camera. That has to be the most refreshing drink I’ve ever seen, so I may have to go your route.

  3. 5

    I’ve never had a wine cooler with Coke…only with 7up or a wine spritzer with club soda….how does the red wine stay so red in color when mixed with Coke? Something else yummy is Jack & Coke have you tried it? (Expensive though). Thanks for your beautiful postings, Donna

    • 6

      Donna! That’s an interesting question. I’m not sure how the Calimocho stays so red when it’s almost half coke. I’m glad that it does, though because it makes for a gorgeous drink. Jack and coke? Absolutely! I’m always down for bourbon. Thanks for reading.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge