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Tinto de Verano
Tinto de Verano cocktail: an emblematic spanish recipe meaning "summer red wine".


For 1 person
50% red wine
50% lemon/lime soda

How to make

Technique: straight to the glass / Glass: old-fashioned / Type: long drink (12cl) / Time: 3 mn
  1. Pour the red wine and the lemon/lime soda directly into a glass filled with ice cubes.

  2. Insert half slices of lemon and orange.


The Tinto de Verano is one of the most popular cocktails in Spain, it is always made with red wine, lemon/lime soda and citrus fruits.

Tinto de Verano means summer red wine and for good reason, the Spaniards have found a way through this cocktail to be able to drink red wine in a more consistent during the summer period, thanks to the lemonade which has the advantage of being very refreshing.

The Tinto de verano started to become popular in Spain in the 1960s but its origins date back to the 1920s. The creator of the tintos de verano is said to be Federico Vargas Madero, owner of the Venta de las Vargas hostel in El Brillante, a neighborhood of Córdoba. This drink is also called Vargas for this reason.

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