Vino Cola

June 3, 2011


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.


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


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


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


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.


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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