While celebrating my high school graduation last summer in Spain, I found the drink of my dreams: tinto de verano. Think red wine and citrus soda (i.e. San Pellegrino aranciata, aranciata rossa or limonata). Sounds amazing, right?

Upon returning from our fabulous Spanish adventure, my mother, foodie extraordinaire, combined all sorts of Spanish wines and citrus sodas until she found the perfect concoction that could bring us back to our favorite cafés in Barcelona and Madrid. Yes, you should be very excited about this recipe.

 

Tinto de Verano

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:2 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 3 oz Spanish red wine
  • 3 oz San Pellegrino aranciata, aranciata rossa or limonata
Photo by Margaret Block
Photo by Margaret Block

Step 1

Begin by pouring equal parts red wine and aranciata into a glass.

Photo by Margaret Block
Photo by Margaret Block

Step 2

Add ice, and enjoy.

#SpoonTip: This drink is beyond easy to make, but will taste like you are sipping a fancy drink on the streets of Madrid.

Photo by Margaret Block
Photo by Margaret Block

Step 3

Bonus: if you are really feeling swanky, throw in some sliced citrus to elevate this Spanish classic to another level of greatness.

Photo by Sarah Silbiger
Photo by Sarah Silbiger