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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

Red wine
Lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite or San Pelligrino Limonata
Sparkling water, optional
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.
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