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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
- 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