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Tinto de Verano - Spanish Summer Wine

Introduction & method

Most people probably associate the idea of a Spanish wine-based summer drink with Sangría, but actually that's just for tourists. What Spaniards really drink in summer is Tinto de Verano (Summer Wine). 

Tinto de Verano - Spanish Summer Wine Recipe

Put a load of ice cubes into a jug. Add the wine, vermouth, and lemonade or Casera. Give it a good stir, add a couple of orange wedges and serve over more ice with a slice of orange and possibly a little paper umbrella.

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Ingredients & Info

 500 ml cheap red wine
 500 ml lemonade or Casera
 100 ml vermouth


*Traditionally in Spain, Tinto de Verano is made with Casera, a very dry-tasting kind of soda water. But lemonade is common too, and I find it much more palatable. To order it with lemonade in a bar, ask for tinto de verano con limón.

Other ingredients: ice cubes, orange wedges and slices, a hot sunny day.


US Customary/Imperial

Makes about 1 litre (2 pints)
Prep time: 3 minutes.
Total time: 3 minutes.