A potent mixture of red wine and Coke with incarnations all over Europe and South America. A favorite of Spanish teenagers, who mix the two ingredients in plastic bags.
We recommend choosing a heftier, spicier red wine, mixed 50/50 with Coca Cola, served over ice in a glass (not in a bag), garnish with a lemon or lime. Careful - these go down fast and easy!
In Chile and Argentina, a red-wine-and-Coke combination is known as a jote; in Croatia, it’s a bambus; in Germany, a kora or korea.
We discovered this miracle at a barbecue last summer where an Italian friend made us lemon ice by hand. Wine was flowing, and someone poured some over the lemon ice. A star was born!
We tested it recently with lemon sorbet from the store and it was every bit as amazing as we remembered. We recommend a fresh and fruit-forward red, like a Gamay, poured over one scoop of lemon sorbet, float style. Revelatory!
A simple, classic, summery twist from Portugal
- 2 ounces white port
- 2 ounces tonic
Everyone loves Famega Vinho Verde… we can hardly keep it stocked in the warmer months, and we drink it like water. Here’s a couple ways to mix up the routine:
- On the rocks with a squeeze of lime- super refreshing and a bit zesty
- “The Bike Messenger”: just add juice! We learned this one from our boys on two wheels a few summers ago. I prefer the guava or mango juice from Goya or Looza.
We’re currently on an excursion to beautiful Montauk at Create and Cultivate, where we’re teaching a class on Summer wine cocktails. We’re really enjoying meeting and learning from all the interesting and creative people here at Ruschmeyer’s, but we do wish you were here! Since we couldn’t bring everyone with us, we’ll share the recipes from our class on the blog.
Seeya soon! Dandy loves you!
XOXO, Meg and Lily