Tinto de Verano: Spain's Summer Drink

A refreshing Spanish drink that translates to "red wine of summer"

Tinto de Verano is made by mixing red wine with soda, typically lemon-lime soda or a citrus-flavored soda like Sprite or 7UP, and sometimes a splash of vermouth or other spirits. It's like sangria but simpler and lighter, that's why it's so popular for hot summer days in Spain. The exact recipe can vary depending on personal preferences and regional variations.

Image of a woman holding a bottle of wine and a can of lemon-lime soda

Embrace the essence of summer with this refreshing drink.

How to make Tinto de Verano?

Making Tinto de Verano is one of the simplest drinks to prepare. Just fill your glass with some ice, lemon wheel is optional, pour some red wine about half way through the glass and top it off with lemon-lime soda (we used Sprite).

Image of wine being poured into two clear glasses with lemon wheel
Image of lemon-lime soda being poured into two glasses with lemon wheel and red wine

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Tinto de Verano

Embrace the essence of summer with this refreshing drink.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: spanish
Keyword: Summer Drink, Tinto de Verano, Wine Cocktail


  • wine
  • lemon-lime soda Sprite or 7UP work well
  • ice
  • lemon optional


  • Prepare your cups with ice and a lemon round
  • Fill the cups half way with wine
  • Top off with lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish with a lemon (optional)
besitos, J & R

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