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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.

Tinto de Verano (Red Wine and Lemon–Lime Soda Spritzer) Tinto de Verano (Red Wine and Lemon–Lime Soda Spritzer)
Translated as "red wine of summer," this surprising combination of red wine and lemon-lime soda is a perfect refreshment for hot summer days.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red wine (preferably Spanish, such as rioja)
  • 1 cup lightly-sweetened lemon-lime soda
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Seltzer (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.

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