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Wine and Coke? NY Times says it works in Basque country

by Robin Garr » Mon May 20, 2013 6:19 pm

Really, New York Times? Really? Okay, now I'm going to have to try it. But only with a cheap Basque red and an imported cane-sugar Coke.

Wine and Cola? It Works
By ROSIE SCHAAP
The New York Times
Published: May 20, 2013


Some might consider the kalimotxo (pronounced cal-ee-MO-cho) a guilty pleasure; I’ve received more than a few skeptical glances when I’ve ordered it at bars in New York. But I don’t feel an iota of contrition when I drink this Basque-country classic. It couldn’t be easier: equal parts red wine (some say the cheaper the better, but that’s up to you) and cola. I like a squeeze of lemon juice for a little brightness, and maybe a slice of lemon or orange to dress it up. But purists might consider even those modest additions a little fussy. The overall effect is surprisingly sangria-esque, minus all that fruit-chopping and waiting, and wonderfully refreshing.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/dinin ... ntemail0=y
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Re: Wine and Coke? NY Times says it works in Basque country

by Joy Lindholm » Tue May 21, 2013 1:31 pm

A friend of mine was just in Mexico City and said it was popular there also. I was a bit skeptical at first too, but I will have to try it.
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Re: Wine and Coke? NY Times says it works in Basque country

by Howie Hart » Wed May 22, 2013 7:27 am

A Guantanamo Libré? :?
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