Tinto De Verano (Summer Red Wine)

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Summers in Spain are hot, but I used to go to the beach almost every single day, so that helped. Plus, I love hot weather. Humidity is not as bad as it is here in Maryland. Lately, it has been hot and humid.I guess I won’t complaint too much since I love summer.

Today I am making a classic Spanish drink- Tinto de Verano, which literally translates to summer red wine. This is NOT Sangria… Don’t worry, I will post the recipe for sangria soon. (To be honest, I can’t believe I don’t have it!) Tinto de Verano is a classic summer drink. It reminds me of fun evenings with friends near the beach, eating some tapas, drinking Tinto de Verano and just enjoying life…

For this recipe I highly suggest you use a fairly fruity red wine. Not necessarily sweet, but definitely not dry. I also recommend you buy a good quality lemonade. You don’t want to end up with lots of sugar in the drink because of the lemonade. Also, the wine should be at room temperature, but make sure that the lemonade and sparkling water are cold. As you will read in the instructions, you don’t need to mix the ice with all the ingredients. You don’t want the drink to be too watery. Just pour some ice in each glass before you serve it.

This drink goes well with my patatas bravas,

Happy Summer! Salud!

Tinto de Verano

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Cuisine: spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 Bottle Red wine (fruty wine) 750 ml
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemonade Cold
  • 1 1/2 cups Sparkling Water Cold
  • 1/4 cup Vermouth Optional
  • 1 Orange Sliced
  • 1 Lemon Sliced
  • Ice


  • In a pitcher, combine the wine, lemonade, sparkling water, vermouth (if using) and the slices of orange and/or lemon.
  • Add some ice to the glasses and pour the wine mixture on top.
  • Enjoy! Salud!
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Tinto De Verano (Summer Red Wine)

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

2 thoughts on “Tinto De Verano (Summer Red Wine)

  1. I made it for Father’s Day weekend and it was a huge hit. Very refreshing and easy to make.

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