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Monday, June 27, 2016

Move over, Sangria...Try Tinto de Verano

People outside of Spain tend to believe that sangria is the drink of choice throughout Spain. It is widely available, but it's for the tourists. Spaniards are drinking gin and tonics, clara con limón (close to a Summer Shandy of beer and a lemon-flavored soda) and tinto de verano, literally, the wine of summer. 

Tinto de Verano is sangria without the work (or the brandy). It's simply an equal mixture of red table wine and a gaseosa, some carbonated soda, like seltzer or lemon-lime soda. Serve it over ice, and you're good to go...easy and refreshing. 



  1. That DOES sound refreshing!

  2. Thanks for the authentic tip. Sounds like less fruit, less work and refreshing!

  3. Refreshing and tasty!! Thanks for sharing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I might try this as I transition through summer while trying to lose those last few pounds. Cutting the alcohol with soda certainly will help and helps cut calories too.

  5. Looks and sounds summertime refresh delicious!