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