If you go to Spain I’m 100% you will hear about Tinto de Verano or Sangría, and belive me, its for a reason. This two really typical drinks are a must try in your list if you come to Spain. Here I will explain to you where they come from. And also how you can make your own drinks that are actually really simple.
Tinto de verano (red wine in summer) is a cold drink based on wine similar to sangria and is very popular in Spain.
It is simpler than sangria, normally it is made of 1 part of red table wine and 1 part of gaseosa
Sangria is an alcholic beverage of Spanish Origin, the sangria traditionally consist of red wine and chopped fruit, ofren with other ingredients such as oranje juice or brandy
The primary qualification for the wine going into your sangria? That it’s cheap! Any red wine that you enjoy drinking is a good candidate, and it shouldn’t be expensive. Here we use an inexpensive Rioja from Spain, but you could also use Malbec or Merlot for a sweeter result.
Cut up the fruit: Cut the oranges and apples into thin slices or wedges. Leave the peels on. Transfer the cut fruit to a pitcher.
Add the brandy: Measure the brandy and pour it over the fruit.
Add the orange liquor: Measure the orange liquor and pour it into the pitcher as well.
Add the wine: Uncork the wine and pour it into the pitcher.
Stir to combine: Stir the liquor, wine, and fruit together.
Cover and refrigerate: Cover the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Do not taste the sangria now; you will be disappointed! It gets softer, sweeter, and much more delicious overnight in the fridge.