Tinto de Verano (Red Wine and Lemon–Lime Soda Spritzer)

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail

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)


Step 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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