Calimocho how to make it super easy and fast at home

Calimocho how to make it super easy and fast at home. The origin of the calimocho or calimotxo is uncertain, but is believed to have originated in the Basque Country region of Spain during the 1970s, possibly as a result of mixing its component drinks in an empty soda bottle. Since then, the calimocho has spread throughout Spain and has been gaining popularity in other countries.

This is one refreshing and cheap drink, as it can be made with inexpensive red wine and a generic brand of cola. Calimotxo is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with a wide variety of dishes since, due to its sweet and fruity flavor, it combines well with spicy dishes, paellas, grilled meats and even desserts.

The only thing to keep in mind when making this drink is that both red wine and cola are very cold. Next, we will tell you how to prepare a basic calimocho that you can adapt to your tastes by varying the proportion between its ingredients.

Calimotxo of the holidaysMonica Prego

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • total time: 15 minutes
    • rations: 8.2 liters
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: Spanish
    • Calories per serving (kcal):278

calimocho ingredients

    • 1 liter of cold red wine
    • 1 liter of cold cola
    • 50 ml lemon juice (optional)
    • abundant ice
    • Lemon slices to decorate

Ingredients to make the calimochoMonica Prego

how to make calimocho

We are going to prepare the drink in a wide jug in which we will pour, first of all, 1 liter of cold red wine.

Adding the wine to make calimochoMonica Prego

Next, we add several ice cubes and add 1 liter of cola, also cold.

Adding the cola to the calimochoMonica Prego

If we want to give it an acidic and fresher touch, we add the juice of 1 lemon, about 50 ml, although this ingredient is optional.

Adding lemon juice to calimochoMonica Prego

Next, we add a little more ice to fill the pitcher, add a couple of lemon wedges and mix everything with a spoon, although carefully so as not to eliminate the gas from the cola.

Decorating the calimocho with lemonMonica Prego

We serve the calimotxo in glasses, we decorate them with some lemon slices and we have it ready to enjoy in our most summer gatherings, always in moderation of course.

perfect calimochoMonica Prego

Easy preparation summary

    1. Pour the red wine into a large pitcher
    1. Add to the jug several ice cubes and the cola
    1. Add lemon juice (optional) for a more acid flavor
    1. Add more ice, some lemon slices and mix well
    1. We serve it in glasses with some lemon slices