A glass of tinto de verano on a table with lemons and oranges in the background.
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Tinto de Verano - a Red Wine Spritzer

A simple red wine spritzer, Spain's Tinto de Verano is the perfect easy sipper! Made with red wine and sprite, it's sweet, tart and oh so refreshing!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktail
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 6
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Nancy Buchanan

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml Bottle of Red wine
  • 1 750 ml. Sprite
  • 1 lemon optional
  • 1 orange optional
  • 1 bunch mint optional
  • 6 cups ice

Instructions

  • Fill a rocks glass or large goblet with ice.
  • Add 4 ounces of red wine.
  • Pour in sprite or sparkling lemonade.
  • Add lemon and oranges slices if desired and garnish with mint.
  • Serve.

FOR A PARTY:

  • Add ice to a large pitcher.
  • Add the bottle of red wine.
  • Pour in the sprite or sparkling lemonade.
  • Add orange slices, lemon slices and mint.
  • Stir.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Red Wine - In Spain, they make this with inexpensive red table wine. If you can find inexpensive Spanish red wines, by all means, use them. If you can't though, stick with lighter, fruitier red wines. A Shiraz,Merlot or a Malbec are good choices as are Red wine blends (like what I used). You don't need an expensive wine, but just make sure it's one you would enjoy drinking on its own.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda - In Spain, they typically use Fanta Limon - but since that can be hard to find in the U.S. I used Sprite. If you like a sweeter, more lemon flavored cocktail, sparkling lemonade (or a mix of lemonade and sparkling water) is a great substitution.
  • Oranges, lemons, and mint - You don't need these to make the cocktail but they are a nice addition!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg