Tinto De Verano

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The name “Tinto de Verano” translates into English as “Red Wine of Summer.” Basically this is the equivalent of summer in a glass (if summer was made of red wine and lemon lime soda).

This is a drink that I first tried when I lived in Southern Spain. It's very similar to sangria, but without the super boozy punch. It's extremely refreshing on a hot day and really easy to make, as it only has two ingredients.

As always, thanks for reading!

Step 1: Simple Recipe

Most folks think of sangria when they think of Spanish drinks, but I assure you, this is what the locals drink.

Mix the following over ice.

1/2 cup red wine (I went with an inexpensive Merlot)

1/2 cup of soda of your choice.

This recipe can be scaled up very easily in order to make several servings.

The variations are as follows:

- Sprite, 7 Up, or Lemon Fanta, if you want it sweet, known as Tinto con Limon -

- Cola, if you like it less sweet, Known as Tinto con Casera -

Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy.

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    albertrucos

    2 years ago

    A red wine with cola is a "calimocho or kalimotxo". "tinto de verano" is a mix of red wine and Gaseosa, who's a soda similar to Sprite or 7up. and the most kown brand in Spain is La Casera.

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    rafununualbertrucos

    Reply 2 years ago

    Good to know, thanks.

    But the idea of mixing wine and soda... beurk

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    JulianAzz

    2 years ago

    Well done, it looks really refreshing!