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Tinto de verano red wine spritzer cocktail with orange slices and ice floating inside a glass

Spanish tinto de verano

  • Author: Maura Wall Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

Bring the authenticity of Spain to your evening cocktail hour with this modernized version of the classic tinto de verano recipe.


Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Fill your glasses halfway-full with ice cubes.
  2. 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.
  3. Add a splash of sweet vermouth; about 1 tablespoon per glass.
  4. Pour orange soda to fill 1/4 to 1/3 of the glass.
  5. Pour lemon soda to fill the remaining 1/4 to 1/3 of the glass.
  6. Float thin orange slices on top for garnish. You may substitute lemon or lime for orange if you prefer.

Notes

Serve in a large red wine glass or a short tumbler.

Keywords: tinto de verano, red wine spritzer, cocktail, red wine

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