Tinto de Verano
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed (or store-bought...whatever)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water + another 2-3 cups water
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 1 750mL bottle red wine
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  1. In a pot over medium-low heat, combine sugar and 1 cup water and bring it to a low simmer.
  2. Swirl pot (don't stir) until sugar is dissolved and liquid is clear. Remove simple syrup from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, simple syrup, 2 cups water and your club soda. Stir.
  4. Taste your lemonade - if it's too tart/sweet, add the remaining cup of water.
  5. Fill a glass with ice and lemon slices.
  6. Fill the glass half-way with lemonade, then top it off with red wine. (If you have a big enough pitcher, you can just combine the lemonade/wine in there...all of mine were too small to handle that much volume)
  7. Stir gently, then enjoy!
If you don't have/want lemonade, Sprite or other fizzy citrus sodas would work too.
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at https://www.justputzing.com/2014/08/thirsty-thursdays-tinto-de-verano.html