Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) #SundaySupper

I love a glass of red wine every now and then, especially after a long, hard day of work.  When it comes to adult beverages, red wine is my absolute, all-time favorite.  It really doesn't matter if it's a Pinot Noir, a rich Bordeaux, or a California Red.  Just as long as it's red.  (White wine gives me migraines.)

Whenever I drink a glass, which isn't as often as I think I deserve, I can't help but sing that UB40 hit - Red, Red Wine.  Because I'm cheesy like that.

When I learned that this week's #SundaySupper theme was Recipes Inspired by Music "Red, Red Wine" was the first song that popped into my head.

Red, red wine...
You make me feel so fine...

Of course, Cherry Pie by Warrant quickly popped into my head after that, but since finding cherries in Small Town, Mexico isn't always easy, I decided to stick with the first song that came to mind.  And I knew just the cocktail to make...a Calimocho!

Calimochos are a sweet and delicious red wine cocktail that are really my dream cocktail come true because they're made with my other favorite beverage - Mexican Coca-Cola.  (Mexican Coca-Cola is the best tasting Coke EVER because it's sweetened with real cane sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.)

There really isn't much too making a Calimocho.  Just red wine and cola flavored soda.  No measuring required.  But I must warn you.  Once you've had a Calimocho or two,  you might find yourself singing...

Red, red wine....Stay close to me....

(Red Wine Cocktail)

  • Red wine (any kind will do)
  • Cola flavored soda (I use Mexican Coca-Cola) 

Fill a cocktail glass with ice.  Pour equal parts of red wine and cola flavored soda over ice.  Stir gently.  Enjoy!!! 


For more music inspired recipes, check out this culinary playlist from my #SundaySupper friends:

Prelude (Beverages):
Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40
Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend
Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM
Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue's Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary
Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles

Overture (Appetizers):
Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka

Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):
Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady's Knight
Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
Meatball Duet from Cindy's Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer
Moroccan Potato Salad from Healthy.Delicious inspired by Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills and Nash
Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw
Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs
Teriyaki Burger from Juanita's Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet

Finale (Desserts):
Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits
Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant
Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots
Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner's Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae
Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear's Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James
Cinnamon Heart Cookies with Biscoff Buttercream from Mess Makes Food inspired by Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen
Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye
Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald
Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd
Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI
Jammin' Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin' by Bob Marley
Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin' Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks
Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2
Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet
Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film
Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies
Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar
Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane's Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats

A big thank you to The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen for hosting this week's #SundaySupper Recipes Inspired by Music party.  And as always, don't forget to join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here →Sunday Supper Movement 


  1. So simple and lovely...serving over crushed ice makes these like a grown up sno-cone! I've heard the same thing about Canadian colas...much better than what we have in the US, too.

  2. Wow, creative and simple! Plus it looks refreshing! I love it!

  3. What a great, simple cocktail and I love all the crushed ice it is poured over!

  4. This is so fun. I love it over the crushed ice. It's like an adult snow cone.

  5. Wishing I could get my hands on some Mexican Coca-Cola to make this cocktail. Red wine is also my ultimate adult beverage.

  6. Great cocktail, I have never seen anything like it!! Kudos!!

  7. I used to drink these in Valencia, Spain when I did a study abroad there. Thanks for taking me back! Will have to make one at home :)

  8. I love this with the shaved ice! Looks fabulously refreshing and relaxing!

  9. Whaaaat! I have never heard of this. Most of the stores in Southwest FL sell Mexican Coca Cola. I am going to try this today!

  10. I have never heard of red wine and coke. How unique!

  11. This looks so interesting! My boyfriend absolutely love the original sodas sweetened with real sugar. I will have to suggest this drink to him. I am sure he would love it!

  12. Oh, fun! Mexican coke is definitely the soda of choice in our house (along with Jarritos of one flavor or another). I have to try this, I am just trying to picture the combo of red wine and cola...darn Indiana for not selling alcohol on Sundays! ;P

  13. I've never had anything like this and I just love the idea! It looks SO pretty and I can imagine the flavor... definitely trying this!

  14. I never heard of this, but we used to make our own "wine coolers" all the time by mixing wine with 7-up... can't wait to try it with coke!

  15. Never heard of this one, but now I want one this evening!

  16. Never thought of red wine in a cocktail! Nice!

  17. Those easy drinks can be downed like tic tacs! Love this combo but I never tasted it. Here, we´re big on Fernet con cola. But red wine sounds SO much better!

  18. This looks amazing. Heading for a bottle of red wine now :)

  19. Leslie, you have no idea how much I love the fact that the first thing that came to your mind for this week's theme was Red Red Wine! Awesome. And I totally agree about the Mexican Coke - I adore the stuff. I guzzled it like water when I was in Mexico and whenever I see it being sold, I buy as much as I can. This must taste soooooooo delicious. I can't wait to make calimochos myself!

  20. I have never seen a drink like this, but it looks and sounds amazing! I like that you used shaved ice, too!

  21. Love it Leslie! I'm with Liz on the grown up snowcone!

  22. Oooh, now that sounds pretty dang perfect to sip on the weekend!