Summer Cocktail – Tinto de Verano

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

Tinto de Verano or Summer Red Wine is a cocktail served during the warm months in Spain. If you are a wine lover like myself this is the perfect summer drink. When I visited Spain, even thou it wasn’t too warm yet (May), I savored few of these summer cocktails.

This is a super easy drink with only three ingredients, plus ice. It is light and refreshing! I recommend that you use a young red wine since you won’t be able to taste the tannins or richness of the wine, you wouldn’t want to waste a reserve, grand reserve or anything too expensive. It’s no secret that I love my reds but one of my very favorites is Tempranillo, which also happens to be a Spanish grape. After taking the first sip of my Tinto de Verano I go back in time and see myself walking the streets of Madrid with a big smile in my face. What a great experience that was and how much I enjoyed it!

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

Tinto de Verano is equal parts of wine and lemon-lime soda (I used Sierra Mist), garnished with lemon. Unlike sangria, this cocktail can be made one glass at a time. It’s meant to be made and serve. An easy alternative to enjoy more time outside. If you are serving a crowd you may want to mix the entire bottle all at once. I hope you get inspired to try this summer cocktail, whether you make it at home or make it for your friends at your next summer party. Have FUN!

 

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

 

1 Cup Red Wine
1 Cup Lemon-lime Soda
1 slice of lemon – for garnish

 

 

Start by filling your glass with ice. Add the wine, top with the soda and garnish with lemon.

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate Drink up and remember to drink responsibly (that’s the little mother in me talking :)) Enjoy! Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

Note: This is also a great use for leftover wine from your party!!

Tinto de Verano Recipe | Five Senses Palate

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