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The Wine-And-Cola Cocktail You'll Be Sipping All Summer Long

History states that people have indulged in mixed drinks for hundreds of years — possibly as far back as the 17th century, per The Spruce Eats. While some of the most famous cocktail recipes call for distilled spirits or liqueurs, several beloved concoctions involve other categories of alcohol, such as beer and wine.

Often stylized as kalimotxo, the calimocho consists of one part red wine and one part Coke and advocates swear by its dazzling effervescence and surprisingly delicious, pleasantly sweet flavor. Wine Insiders describes it as the grown-up version of cherry cola and recommends garnishing it with a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon or lime wedge.

According to VinePair, the calimocho cocktail originated in Spain in the 1920s and became a hit during a Spanish festival in the 1970s. A fascinating theory behind the mixture of wine and Coca-Cola states that the soda's dominant sweetness had the power to hide the flavor of poorly made of oxidized wine.