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Porrón 1.jpg
A porrón with kalimotxo and the used bottle of 1983 vintage wine.
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationStir together over plenty of ice.

Kalimotxo or calimocho (Basque pronunciation: [ka.li.mo.tʃo], Spanish pronunciation: [ka.li.ˈmo.tʃo]) is a drink consisting of equal parts red wine and cola-based soft drink.[1][2] The concoction dates back to the 1920s in Spain, but was relatively uncommon as Coca-Cola wasn't manufactured in the country at that time. The first Coca-Cola factory opened in Spain in 1953, and the drink was "reborn" and given its current name in 1972. [3] It has since become a classic of the Basque Country region.[4]


  1. ^ García, Manuel Montero (2014-03-20). Voces vascas [Basque voices] (in Spanish). Tecnos. ISBN 9788430962006. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  2. ^ Celhay, Franck (2008). "Le Kalimotxo: cocktail hérétique ou opportunité pour la filière vin ?" [Kalimotxo: heretical cocktail or opportunity for the wine industry?]. Décisions Marketing (in French). Association Française du Marketing [fr] (52): 67–71. doi:10.7193/DM.052.67.71. JSTOR 25702362.
  3. ^ ""Discover the origin of Kalimotxo"". Instituto Hemingway. 2017-02-09.
  4. ^ Schaap, Rosie (2013-05-23). "Wine and Cola? It Works". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2013-05-22.