Vino Cola

June 3, 2011

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Let’s kick off this weekend with a cocktail! How about a little vino and cola? Mixed?? Like, in the same glass?! That’s right, you heard me.

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I know it defies all logic, common sense, and good taste. But you’ve gotta try it.  Here’s what you need to get the weekend started right.

2 parts cola

1 part red wine

1 dash of bitters

1 slice of orange for garnish

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Start with a rocks glass full of, well, rocks (also known as ice). Pour two parts cola over ice.

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And top it off with one part red wine. Any old red will do.

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Add a dash of bitters and mix well.  Garnish with a slice of orange.  Don’t skip out on the bitters, if you can help it. It really ties it all together. Kind of how ribbon transforms a shoe box and wrapping paper into a gift.

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Ahhhh, is it happy hour yet?

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Pachi September 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

in Chile it’s called “jote”!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods September 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

cool! thanks!

A. June 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

in bosnia, this is called bambus :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Good to know! Thanks!

Caroline June 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm

What an interesting combo! Honestly, Coca-Cola and red wine are two of my favorite beverages, so I don’t see how I wouldn’t enjoy this. Very clever!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

Give it a try and enjoy!

Erin June 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

I have been mixing red wine and coke for years. I never heard of anyone else doing it before, but I knew I couldn’t be the only one because it’s so simple and delicious. The orange is a good idea and I also hadn’t thought of adding bitters. Great site!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Thank you, Erin!

Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I have to say it sounds iffy but you sure make it look tasty!

amy chien June 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for the post! I love your blog. Can I subscribe via email?

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Hi Amy! You can subscribe to my RSS feed which will send you an email each time I post. You can find the “subscribe” button in the upper right hand corner of the main page. Thank you and welcome to my blog!

Amy Chien June 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Thank you!

Bea June 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

In Spain, this is called “Calimocho” or ” Kalimotxo”…..ummm, love it!!

Campbell June 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Was just about to post this. When I was in Pamplona for the festival, everyone would siesta on the ground with an empty bottle of Coke next to them.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Love this image. I can totally see it.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Ooooh, good to know! Thanks!

Lyd June 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I usually mix red wine with diet sprite but Ive had it this way too & it is tasty. (And doesn’t go to my head as fast unless I drink fast.)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Wow, diet sprite? Interesting combo, I wouldn’t have thought of it.

Colleen June 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

I’m studying abroad in Chile, and they drink it all the time here! They call it jote!

Erin June 4, 2011 at 3:29 am

I can verify this!!! My husband is Chilean, my father-in-law showed me this in Chile! (I’ve also seen it done in Argentina). I do it all the time :) (sans orange and bitters)

Aparna E. June 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

Now that’s one thing I haven’t mixed with Coke! Will need to try. Sounds refreshing. Like a fizzy sangria. I dig it!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Yes! Much like fizzy sangria, though not as sweet.

brandi June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

I’ve never heard of mixing coke with wine. I’m intrigued.

Jenny (@ The Housewife Project) June 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

This sounds totally bizarre. But I am curious enough to give it a try!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

Please do, it’s surprisingly tasty!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

Too funny! I had a Hungarian roommate in college that used to drink red wine and coke. She wasn’t quite as fancy with the orange and the bitters. And the red wine was out of a jug… but hey, we were in college! :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 3, 2011 at 8:07 am

LOL! I can totally see that! Gotta love those college days…

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