Make This Katemba Your New Favorite Party Drink

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Known as a Katemba in South Africa and Portugal and a Kalimocho in Spain, this tasty drink is not just easy to make but bursting with flavor. What’s more, it was invented by chance, with a group of friends in Spain deciding to mix red wine with a few other ingredients when the wine tasted a bit sour. Here is how you can create a Katemba or Kalimocho that could become your new favorite party drink.


  • 4 1/2 ounces red wine
  • 3 1/2 ounces Coca-Cola
  • ice cubes
  • 1 medium orange wedge
  • 1 medium lemon wedge
  • 2 dashes orange bitters


  1. Pour the red wine into a wine glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Add the lemon and orange wedges to the glass.
  3. Pour the Coca-Cola into the glass and stir gently before serving.