Learn to Make Tinto de Verano, Spain’s Refreshing Wine Cocktail

Have you ever tried tinto de verano before? While sangria might be the most famous wine cocktail from Spain, this similar product is actually much more popular within the country’s borders and also simpler to make.

Want to learn how to make a tinto de verano at home? It’s super easy! Here’s how to make it.


  • Young red wine (non-aged)
  • Soda water
  • Lemon
  • Ice


Start off by taking either a pitcher or a glass, depending on how large of a drink that you would like to make. 

After you have done this, add equal parts of soda water, a neutral-tasting drink that contains carbonated water and sugar, and young red wine. You want a wine that hasn’t been aged and that has light to medium flavor and body, such as Spain’s famous tempranillo.

After mixing the two beverages together, take a couple of ice cubes and put it inside of your glass.

Garnish the drink with a slice of lemon, squeezing it into the drink if you would like to add a bit of citrus flavor.

That’s it! Your tinto de verano is ready to be drunk. We hope you enjoy!