Tinto de verano, which translates to “red wine of summer” is a surprising combination of red wine and lemon-lime soda. This cool spritzer is a perfect refreshment for hot summer days. If a lightly-sweetened lemon-lime soda like Spain’s “gaseosa” can’t be found, you can substitute Squirt or 7-Up cut with a splash of plain seltzer.
- 1 cup red wine (preferably Spanish, such as rioja)
- 1 cup lightly-sweetened lemon-lime soda
- 1 lemon wedge
- Seltzer (optional)
- Combine red wine and soda over crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge. If the drink is too sweet, add a splash of seltzer water.