This easy Macedonian cocktail recipe is made with red wine and cola. It’s called a Bambus Cocktail and it’s really good!
AN EASY MACEDONIAN COCKTAIL RECIPE
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.
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
- 1 bottle (750 ml) Red Wine
- 1/2 liter Coke or Pepsi
- Start with pouring red wine into a wine decanter.
- Slowly mix in Coke or Pepsi.
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