Bring the authenticity of Spain to your evening cocktail hour with this modernized version of the classic tinto de verano recipe.
- Inexpensive red wine of your choice. Recommended: Rioja, Tempranillo, California Merlot
- Sweet Vermouth
- European orange Fanta, Italian orange soda (I like the Whole Foods brand), or Orangina
- Schweppe’s lemon sour soda or Italian lemon soda (again, I like the Whole Foods brand)
- Orange slices for garnish (can also substitute lemon or lime slices)
- Fill your glasses halfway-full with ice cubes.
- Pour red wine to fill the glass to the 1/3 to 1/2-mark, depending on your personal taste and how much wine flavor you like in your drink.
- Add a splash of sweet vermouth; about 1 tablespoon per glass.
- Pour orange soda to fill 1/4 to 1/3 of the glass.
- Pour lemon soda to fill the remaining 1/4 to 1/3 of the glass.
- Float thin orange slices on top for garnish. You may substitute lemon or lime for orange if you prefer.
Serve in a large red wine glass or a short tumbler.
Keywords: tinto de verano, red wine spritzer, cocktail, red wine