Thirsty Thursday: Tinto De Verano

During the summer, I enjoy white wines and rosé  quite frequently. I used to ignore red wines all together in the summertime, but that changed when I discovered tinto de verano . Tinto de verano is a Spanish summer drink that translates to “red wine of summer” in English. It is a fabulous way to turn red wines usually served at room temperature into a cool cocktail perfect for the summer heat. It’s simpler to make than sangria, but just as tasty and less sweet. This is a perfect way to enjoy a cheap bottle of wine (aka something from Trader Joe’s).

Tinto De Verano

From Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson

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Ice cubes

Inexpensive red wine, preferably Spanish

Sparkling lemonade or lemon-lime soda

Lemon slices

1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.

2. Fill with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sparking lemonade. Stir.

3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

4. Sip and pretend you’re in a Spanish villa



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