Celebration Drink | Bambus

Makes 1 serving

Bambus is a creative way to help make poor wine pass. Simply sweeten with equal parts cola and wine. This clever technique is popular in Croatia, as well as many neighboring countries.

Ingredients:

1 part cola
1 part “cheap” wine

Method:

Get a bottle of “cheap” wine. I was looking for Two Buck Chuck, but the liquor store I went to apparently doesn’t sell booze that “cheap,” so I was stuck paying $5 for this Cabernet Sauvignon.

The cola was a bit easier to find …

Pour together into a glass. We used a wine glass since they are prettier and, plus, there’s still a great deal of wine in this drink!

Give it a taste and see… does it make that “cheap” wine taste better? Hmm.

What does Mr. Picky think?

Here, have a glass. You can play this game, too!


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Bambus is a creative way to help make poor wine pass. Simply sweeten with equal parts cola and wine. This clever technique is popular in Croatia, as well as many neighboring countries.
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Celebration Drink | Bambus
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Bambus is a creative way to help make poor wine pass. Simply sweeten with equal parts cola and wine. This clever technique is popular in Croatia, as well as many neighboring countries.
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Ingredients
  • 1 part cola
  • 1 part red wine
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Instructions
  1. Pour together in a glass.

5 Comments

  1. Megan says

    The Basque have this same drink but call it a calimocho (or kalimotxo). I love them! I think their ratio is a bit more wine than cola not 50/50. It seems like a weird combo but after a few sips it tastes like a delicious “adult koolaid”. Keeping an open mind can be rewarding! 🙂

  2. aunty eileen says

    haha megan, absolutely. And, with few ice cubes would be nice and refreshing also I would think. I love learning something new everyday, Too bad (for the wine businesses) I don’t usually think about having a bit of wine. Does eating red grapes with sips of cola count? I do love red/dark grapes.

    Happy New Year (global) World! 🙂

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  4. Ronald says

    In Spain they make a wine cooler with an inexpensive clear sweetened sparkling mixer called Casera, or any of many brands like it. It tastes like diet 7up but only has lemon flavor and not the lime. It’s zero calorie because it’s made with saccharin and works perfectly. The only way I know how to get it in the U.S. is by Amazon UK. It only took a few days to get two 1.5 L bottles to Los Angeles but the shipping is $40. The mixer only costs about $1 each in Spain.

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