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Spanish Recipe – Tinto de Verano

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No… I know it isn’t summer yet… but enjoy an early taste of the sunshine with this favourite drink!

tinto-veranoTinto de verano translates to “summer wine”, and it was first introduced to us in Lanzarote at a BBQ. Oddly enough, not by a Spanish person… but an English excorcist (yes really!) called Rob. It’s a favourite of mine… but for some reason our Spanish hosts in Lanzarote used to think it hilarious to serve to me in bucket sized glasses!


  • Equal amounts of red wine and lemonade (I actually prefer it made with a lemon/lime fizzy mix or “gaseosa”, a drink found in Spain)
  • Plenty of ice
  • Lemon slices
  • Straw
  • Cocktail brolly
  • Sparklers
  • Paper decorations
  • Ok… you don’t need the last 4… but it’s nice to dress up a drink as special as this


Well.. just put them all in the same glass and enjoy! Nice through a straw whilst watching the world go by outside your favourite bar.

Update: Since I typed this, I have had it with a dash of vermouth in (such as Martini Rosso). It makes all the difference!!!

Image source: brk.to via Laura on Pinterest

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14 Responses to Spanish Recipe – Tinto de Verano

  1. wanderingeducators June 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    YUM. sounds delicious!!

  2. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Oh it is! You must have some. Elle x

  3. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family June 6, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Yum indeed!!! Looks like the perfect refresher for summer.

  4. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas June 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’m more of a beer fan, but tinto is so easy to make and perfect when the summer heat gets to be too much!

  5. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Oh I do like a beer too. You’ve just reminded me we don’t have any in the fridge. Muct amend that later on x

  6. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Very refreshing Bethaney… especially with some ice and lemon… and maybe a sprig of mint (although that’s more British than Spanish). Elle x

  7. Travelogged June 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Yum! I love Spain so I’ll take anything that will transport me back there…

  8. LeX Tan Yih Liang (@LeXParadise) June 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I think I tried it before but I cannot remember! I gonna heading back to spain to try again!

  9. Terry at Overnight New York June 10, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Every festive drink should have a cocktail brolly!

  10. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    It’s a nice simple one… so you can have a taste of Spain whenever you like it xx

  11. Eirik July 2, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    The real spanish name is: Tinto de Verano. :P

  12. Julie Allen July 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I always thought a good tinto de verano had a dash of vermouth in it?

  13. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper July 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutely right… as it says at the bottom of the article. Makes all the difference x

  14. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper July 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Quite right. Fixed! xx

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