Calimoxo
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Calimoxo
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Calimoxo, also known as Kalimotxo, is a popular cocktail that originated in the Basque region of Spain. It is a simple and refreshing drink that consists of equal parts cola ... more Calimoxo, also known as Kalimotxo, is a popular cocktail that originated in the Basque region of Spain. It is a simple and refreshing drink that consists of equal parts cola and red wine. The name Calimoxo is derived from the Spanish words "caliente" and "mocoso," meaning hot and snotty, respectively. This name was given to the drink by a group of Spanish students who first mixed the two beverages together in the 1970s. Calimoxo has a unique and bold flavor profile, with the sweetness of the cola blending perfectly with the tannins and acidity of the red wine. It has gained popularity as a popular party drink and is often enjoyed chilled or over ice. This combination of two beloved drinks creates a unique and flavorful concoction that is sure to please any palate.
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6.5% | 1.56 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Calimoxo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients directly to a lowball glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Calimoxo?

Calimoxo (also spelled Kalimotxo) originated in the Basque Country and has spread to other parts of Spain and beyond. It is a simple mixed drink consisting of equal parts red wine and cola. The cocktail is said to have been invented in the 1970s during the Algorta festival when some creative party-goers mixed cheap red wine with Coca-Cola to improve the wine's taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Calimoxo?

Calimoxo is best served cold in a lowball glass. Ideally, both the cola and the red wine should be chilled before mixing. Fill the glass with ice, pour in the cola and red wine in equal parts, gently stir to mix, and serve immediately.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any other ingredients to a Calimoxo to customize it?

Yes, while the traditional Calimoxo is a straightforward mix of cola and red wine, you can customize it by adding a slice of lemon or lime to the glass, which adds a refreshing citrus twist. Some even experiment with a dash of orange juice or bitters for a more complex flavor.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What kind of occasions is Calimoxo most suitable for?

Calimoxo is a casual, easy-to-make drink, making it perfect for informal gatherings such as barbecues, picnics, or parties. Its refreshing nature also makes it a popular choice for summer events or as a party drink at festivals.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Is there a particular season or time of year when Calimoxo is especially popular?

Calimoxo is especially popular during the summer months, thanks to its refreshing taste. Its simplicity and the cooling effect of the ice make it a favorite choice for outdoor events, social gatherings, and parties in warm weather.

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