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DAY 17
TINTO DE SOL
CALIMOCHO
PORTUGAL

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ABOUT TINTO DE SOL

This aromatized wine-product cocktail is a sublime duo of red wine and cola with the power of keeping us in a world of iconic flavourous moments while pushing us to try new and fantastic combinations!

 

WHAT IS A CALIMOCHO?

Calimocho, also known as kalimotxo, is a popular Spanish drink that originated in the Basque region. It is made by mixing equal parts of red wine, typically cheap or young wine like Rioja or Tempranillo, with cola soda. The resulting beverage is sweet, refreshing, and easy to drink, with a balance of fruity wine flavors and the effervescence of cola. Calimocho is often served over ice and garnished with a slice of lemon or lime for added zest. It has gained popularity as a casual, inexpensive drink enjoyed at social gatherings, festivals, and beach outings throughout Spain and beyond. Its simplicity and versatility make it a favored choice among young adults seeking a refreshing and enjoyable beverage.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

Here are five excellent food pairings for Calimocho:
 

  1. Tapas: Serve Calimocho with a selection of Spanish tapas such as patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), chorizo bites, croquetas (croquettes), or Spanish tortilla. The refreshing sweetness of Calimocho complements the savory and sometimes spicy flavors of these small dishes.
     

  2. Burgers and Fries: The simple, satisfying combination of a burger and fries pairs surprisingly well with Calimocho. The cola in the drink enhances the flavors of the burger and cuts through the richness of the fries, creating a balanced and enjoyable meal.
     

  3. Pizza: Whether it's classic pepperoni, vegetarian, or a gourmet pizza with various toppings, Calimocho's fruity sweetness and cola fizziness complement the savory flavors and cheese of pizza, making for a fun and casual pairing.
     

  4. Barbecue: Enjoy Calimocho with grilled meats such as ribs, chicken wings, or sausage. The drink's refreshing qualities and slight sweetness complement the smoky flavors of barbecue, creating a relaxed and flavorful dining experience.
     

  5. Nachos: The combination of crispy tortilla chips, melted cheese, salsa, and guacamole pairs well with Calimocho. The drink's sweetness and cola fizziness complement the spicy and savory flavors of nachos, making it a great choice for casual gatherings or movie nights.

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