It’s Time You Tried Calimocho, The Redneck Sangria From Spain


Calimocho, also known as the poor man’s sangria, is a Basque beverage, rooted in the Northeast of Spain along the French border. I might even call it redneck sangria. It is simple, cheap, and astonishingly refreshing.

There’s no room for being uppity with Calimocho–no vintage wines or fancy herbal mixes. Go get a bottle of Two Buck Chuck and a 1.5 liter of Coke and mix em up. It’s that simple. Sure, you can add fruit to it (limes would be great), but it’ll be fine on it’s own and doesn’t mind being drunk out of a red solo cup.


1 1.5 liter of Coke

1 750ml bottle of red wine

Limes (optional)

  1. Empty a 1.5 liter bottle of Coke halfway. You can drink it or pour it out. Dealer’s choice.
  2. Pour the whole bottle of red wine into to Coke bottle.
  3. Pour over ice with a squeeze of lime.
  4. Drink, obviously.