Fancy name? Yes. Fancy cocktail? No. Trust me, you are going to love me after reading about this easiest two-ingredient cocktail! And that too when one ingredient is just red wine – mostly Merlots or Pinots or even Cabernet Sauvignon – you know mixology is not that tough! No, it is. But bars at home don’t have to be difficult, do they?
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Red wine is usually heavy, goes well with fruits and chocolates. So, for me, red wine has not really complimented my dinner ever but has always been a part of my dessert. And I like it that way!
Though there are wine cocktails which use just two ingredients like port wine and chocolate and you end up with a mulled port wine which is even sweeter, the one which I am talking about today is refreshing, light and a lazy bone’s dream cocktail.
The name is fancy, yes. It is pronounced as cali-mocho and it was originally called a poor man’s Cuba libre. You know where I am going, don’t you? It’s been around for a while – since the 1970s precisely – but you won’t find it in most of the bars! I came across this one when I had nothing in my fridge but coca-cola. And of course, some Cabernet Sauvignon because my wine cellar is never empty!
Enough of history! Let us jump to the recipe.
Drink respnsibily! Don’t drink and drive.
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- 3 oz red wine of your choice
- 3 oz Coca Cola ( or Diet coca-cola)
- 2/3 cup of ice
- Lemon wedge (optional)
- The main thing here is the proportion. Mix equal amount of coca-cola and red wine in a glass (high ball or wine glass) over ice. Stir.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.