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12 Cocktails of Summer

For a Drink in the Park, Mix Red Wine With Coca-Cola. Seriously

How to make a Txerry Kalimotxo (Cherry Calimocho), an equal-parts wine cocktail that pairs well with an outdoor movie—or any summer evening on a lawn.

A Txerry Kalimotxo is the best drink for an outdoor movie in the park.

Txerry Kalimotxo is the best drink for an outdoor movie in the park.

Photographer: Janelle Jones/Bloomberg; Food Stylist: Liza Jernow; Prop Stylist: Anna Surbatovich

As the weeks wear on, and the comedown from Memorial Day, Pride Month, and the Fourth of July starts to settle in, there’s no better cure for summer ennui than a movie in the park. Thanks to inflatable screens and digital projectors, you don’t necessarily need to be in a big city to catch a classic with hundreds of your neighbors (although it helps). But you do need something to sip on as the late-evening sun slips below the horizon, and Back to the Future II starts rolling.

Cue up the Kalimotxo (Calimocho).