Bambus Cocktail Drink

This easy Macedonian cocktail recipe is made with red wine and cola. It’s called a Bambus Cocktail and it’s really good!

Bambus Cocktail Drink | | Mixed cocktail drink made with Red Wine and Cola. | #drinks #wine #cocktails


Yes, Pepsi works just as well. Obviously. 😉

Wine connoisseurs and snobs… please don’t walk away! This Bambus Cocktail is really, reaaaaaally good! You’ll see.

SO! Today is Valentine’s Day! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Wanna know what else we celebrate today?! We, as in me and my fellow Macedonians? We celebrate St. Trifun – the Saint and Guardian of wine and wine growers. And wine drinkers! (I hope?)

I told you about this particular day a while back, when I posted my recipe for Sausage Stuffed Eggplant. In honor of St. Trifun, on the 14th of February a celebration takes place in many city squares in Macedonia, including the famous Wine Fair. Before it all begins, priests say a prayer, and the pruning season is symbolically marked with the pruning of the three church wine grapes.

Yeah… we really like our wine.

Bambus Cocktail Drink | | Mixed cocktail drink made with Red Wine and Cola. | #drinks #wine #cocktails

But, how fitting that both Saints are celebrated on the same day. Wine + Love = Perfect Match!

They say, “In wine, there is the truth”. In Vino Veritas. Sooooo. If you want the truth to come out, have your Valentine drink a few Bambus Drinks!

And, I know! I’ve heard it before; Don’t you dare use red wine in a mixed drink!  …but you have to give it a try. It’s super simple and surprisingly delicious. In Macedonia, this is one of the most popular mixed drinks, and since you all LOVE my Macedonian recipes, you know you’re going to want this one, too!

Oh, just give it a try – you can thank me later. 🙂

Bambus Cocktail Drink | | Mixed cocktail drink made with Red Wine and Cola. | #drinks #wine #cocktails


Bambus Cocktail Drink
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins

This easy Macedonian cocktail recipe is made with red wine and cola. It's called a Bambus Cocktail and it's really good! The perfect simple cocktail recipe.

Course: Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 12
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Katerina
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Red Wine
  • 1/2 liter Coke or Pepsi
  1. Start with pouring red wine into a wine decanter.
  2. Slowly mix in Coke or Pepsi.
  3. Serve.
Recipe Notes


WW SmartPoints: 3 

Nutrition Facts
Bambus Cocktail Drink
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 Responses
  1. I’ve had that cocktail before and it IS really good and I am one of those snobs who is not ashamed to admit it. I was told it was a Spanish cocktail and I couldn’t remember the name. So glad to come across your post. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. I really like reading and learning about your culture! Please keep sharing 🙂

    At first, I didn’t think this sounded good, but I trust you, so I want to try it!
    Happy V-Day and St. Trifun Day 🙂

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