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The Kalimotxo Cocktail: An Unexpected Spanish Delight

Key Points:

– The Kalimotxo (or Calimocho) is a unique cocktail with origins in Spain.
– This cocktail is a rather surprising combination of red wine and Coca Cola.
– It was originally invented as a way to make the most of wine that had started to go bad.
– As with any cocktail, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Hot Take:

“How do you take your wine?” is a question that has been thrown around at many a social gathering. But before you turn your nose up at the idea of mixing red wine with Coca Cola, remember it was the superior crowd wisdom of Spain that birthed this “saving angels” cocktail.

The Kalimotxo, or Calimocho if you’re phonetically inclined, is like your dubious potluck dish that surprisingly ends up being a hit. It’s the beautiful testament to the fact that sometimes, 1+1 indeed equals a cocktail.

While it might not ooze sophistication or command a high price at your city’s snazziest rooftop bar, it humbly reminds us that necessity (or spoilt wine, in this case) is indeed the mother of all killer cocktails. So the next time your wine starts to tread the vinegar path, you know what to do! Get out that cola, and let the good times roll.

Chin up, embrace the strange, and prove your craftiness in the realm of ‘nose-upturned’ cocktail connoisseurship. Remember, variety is the spice of life and in this case, the cola-infused lifeline of wine. So, kanpai, or should I say, Kalimotxo? Better yet, why not both?”

Original Article:
https://abeautifulmess.com/kalimotxo/