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Name for an alcoholic mixed drink in Spain, the half out red wine and cola (Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, etc.). The name is probably derived from the Basque "Kalimotxo", which was verballhornt in German to "bald pussy" or "cold pussy". The origin of the term "Calimocho" is unclear. The drink became popular in the 1970s. in the Rioja The drink was also called Rioja libre or Cuba libre del pobre (Cuba libre for the poor). But there are many more names like Bambule, Bamboo, Cola Red or Cola White, Fetzi and Korea. The alcohol content depends on the amount of wine used.

There are countless versions, in some regions you add a dash of blackberry or kiwi liqueur, lemon juice, vodka or Add rum, Sometimes the red wine is replaced by white wine (cola white), or the coke by lemon or orange soda. The mixture is then called regionally different Caliguay, mishmash, Naranjocho (of naranja = orange) or Pitillingorri. The most common variant is potash, in which one liter of wine per person is mixed with one liter of a water-cola mixture. This is mainly at the Botellón, a meeting among young people, in which together larger quantities alcohol be drunk. See also below wine-based drinks and wine mixed drinks such as special wines,

Source: WIKIPEDIA - Calimocho

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