In the heat of the summer, you want something sweet and delicious to cool you down. But you also want to kick back and enjoy a cocktail. The team behind Brooklyn Winery just opened up BKW, a new restaurant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and have created the ultimate boozy summer indulgence: a red wine ice cream float. The Kalimotxo Float is inspired by the Spanish drink that combines equal parts red wine and cola.
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Usually served over ice, sometimes with a wedge of lime or blackberry liqueur, the kalimotxo has been a popular drink in Spain since the '70's. So popular that the geniuses at Brooklyn Winery decided that this classic drink needs to little ice cream love. They combined their one Old Vine Zinfandel with grapes harvested from Lodi, CA, cola and Mascarpone gelato from one of the best ice cream purveyors in NYC, Il Laboratoria del Gelato, into one supreme, grown up float. The gelato is served in its own glass, while the wine and cola are served in a pitcher for the diner to pour as their will, so that the ice cream doesnt' melt.