Skip Nav
Organization
7 Things People With Clean Kitchens Do Every Day
Starbucks
8 Things You Never Knew About Starbucks, Straight From a Former Employee
Food Reviews
Read This Before You Order Starbucks's Limited-Edition Butterscotch Latte

Tinto de Verano Recipe

Try This Dead-Simple, Utterly Delicious Spin on Sangria

Spain's cheap variation of sangria, tinto de verano, is quite simply a red-wine spritzer. Refreshing and delicious, this concoction is my go-to drink when I'm in the mood for something light. This easily drinkable cocktail is a delightful alternative to beer and wine.

Choose a mixer that suits your taste buds (sparkling water, San Pelligrino Limonata, and Squirt are variations that I've made), and always garnish with a lemon wedge or wheel.

Photos: Nicole Perry
Tinto de Verano

Tinto de Verano

Tinto de Verano

Ingredients

  1. Red wine
  2. Lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite or San Pelligrino Limonata
  3. Sparkling water, optional
  4. Lemon wheel, for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a large wineglass, goblet, or highball glass with ice.
  2. Fill with equal parts red wine and lemon-lime soda. Adjust to taste with sparkling water (to make it less sweet).
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
AndiO1225 AndiO1225 8 years
I'm living in Madrid and some places also put a splash of sweet Martini in it, and it is great.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Sounds yummy and easy to make.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Now that's a CA drink! Wow, I need some red wine now. :)
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Neat, I was already planning on having this at a party tonight!
alysun alysun 8 years
Yum. I am going to make this
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
With all of the beer snobbery happening a few posts back, the idea of a shandy probably won't go over well, but the refreshing lightness can be great on a summer day. Rather than mixing two parts wine to one part ginger ale, try a one to one mixture of lager and ginger ale.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
A true classic!
alikat07 alikat07 8 years
I'm definitely going to try this! A glass of red is always too heavy for me in the summer, so this will be a good alternative to white every time I drink.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Perfect for watching a sunset on the beach!
arihm arihm 8 years
It seems a little tacky, but I love a nice red wine/Fresca combo!
JLollie JLollie 8 years
Wow, been making this all summer - Squirt works well.
Peruvian Recipes
Easy Guacamole Recipes
Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja
Spaghetti With Garlic, Olive Oil, and Chili Flakes
Healthy Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Pigeon Peas Rice With Sausage Recipe
How to Make Healthy Popcorn 3 Ways

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds