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Add a little taste of Spain to your summer days by mixing up some Tinto de Verano! This delicious summer sip is so easy to make and will soon top sangria on your summer drink list.

Tinto di Verano recipe
Tinto di Verano recipe

I will be the first to admit that I am a fan of Europe. European culture, customs and ways of living fascinate me!

After many dreamy trips to many European countries, I love to bring back my favorite discoveries and incorporate them into my daily life here in the States. Found one like this? Tinto de Verano.

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Tinto di Verano recipe

What is tinto de verano?

Tinto de verano translates as “summer red wine.” And the name says it all!

During the summer months, when red wine is too strong or heavy, turning it into tinto de verano is the perfect carbonated alternative.

In fact, there’s a rumor on the street in Spain that while all the tourists are ordering sangria, you’ll find the locals quietly sipping tinto de verano on a sunny terrace. Tell me, that doesn’t quite look pretty!

Tinto de verano is a simple blend of red wine and citrus soda, resulting in a bright, sparkly drink with a lovely red hue. Perfect for a sunny afternoon!

Tinto di Verano recipe

Summer drinks to add to your cycle

I can’t recommend Tinto de Verano enough for an afternoon in the backyard or meeting up with your best friend!

But if you’d like to add a few of our most popular drinks to your collection, I wouldn’t blame you.

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Tinto di Verano recipe

The components you will need

The ingredients are very simple and I bet you already have them in your pantry or fridge!

Part of the charm of this summery drink is that it’s so easy to make, it’s almost impossible to go wrong with one.

red wine. If you can get your hands on a Spanish red, perfect! Garnacha (grenache) or Pinot Noir make for a lovely tinto de verano. However, don’t overestimate the wine you choose for this variety! Something mid-range that you know you enjoy will work just fine.

Citrus soda. In Spain, the preferred blender is the lemon fanta. But here in the States it’s very hard to get that particular soda, so I like to use it San Pellegrino lemonade.

ice. I love tinto de verano poured over some crunchy crushed ice.

Lemon. The garnished lemon slice adds a freshness to the drink that brings it all together!

Tinto di Verano recipe

Alternatives to tinto di verano recipe

If you’re not a San Pellegrino Limonata fan, try another citrusy soda!

Sprite and 7UP are popular alternatives. You can also make a 50/50 mixture of lemon juice and soda.

Alternatively, you can make your own lemon soda recipe (this Beautiful) for Tinto de Verano from scratch.

Finally, some people like to add a little vermouth to the mix to add some depth. If you choose to try it, be sure to use sweet vermouth (also called rosso), rather than dry vermouth.

How to make tinto de verano

It doesn’t get any easier! I like to make tinto di verano by looking at it, but you can certainly measure it if you like.

  1. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  2. Pour in the red wine approximately to the halfway point.
  3. Fill the glass with lemon soda.
  4. Add lemon garnish and enjoy!
Tinto di Verano recipe

Hope you love this new addition to your summer cocktail hour! xoxo

ingredients

  • red wine

  • Lemon soda

  • ice

  • Lemon slices

directions

  1. Fill a glass with crushed ice.
  2. Pour in the red wine approximately to the halfway point.
  3. Fill the glass with lemon soda.
  4. Add lemon garnish and enjoy!

notes

If you’re not a San Pellegrino Limonata fan, try another citrusy soda!

Sprite and 7UP are popular alternatives. You can also make a 50/50 mixture of lemon juice and soda.

Alternatively, you can make your own lemon soda recipe (this Beautiful) for Tinto de Verano from scratch.

Finally, some people like to add a little vermouth to the mix to add some depth. If you choose to try it, be sure to use sweet vermouth (also called rosso), rather than dry vermouth.

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