The Perfectly Proportioned Kalimotxo (Calimocho)

Kalimotxo on a wooden table
The simple beauty of a well-made Kalimotxo / Getty

Courtesy Morgan Schick, BV Hospitality, San Francisco

Not sure what to do with that tiny splash of leftover red? Add some cola, and you’ve got a Kalimotxo (or Calimocho), Spain’s most popular cocktail. Hailing from the Basque region, the drink has earned a dedicated following worldwide. Morgan Schick, of the San Francisco mixology group “The Bon Vivants,” says that the ratio used below makes for a perfectly proportioned cocktail.

Simple Cocktail Recipes for Leftover Wine
  • 3 ounces red wine
  • 1 ounce cola
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)

In rocks glass filled with ice, combine wine and cola. Stir gently. Garnish with lemon twist.

Published on March 15, 2018