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Zero Proof Tinto de Verano

A perfect way to ease out of summer and into red wine season


Tinto de Verano, Spanish for “red wine of summer,” is a refreshing and simple red wine cocktail that’s ready in less than 2 minutes. It only requires a few simple ingredients, and it's one of my favorite ways to enjoy red wine when it's still warm out.


This is a great recipe to batch for a crowd at a lunch or dinner party. I'm making this with a non-alcoholic wine alternative from Gnista, which has a juicy cherry flavor and hint of oakiness that is really delicious. If you use real wine it's still a nice low-alcohol cocktail and great way to pace yourself. For the soda I used Betty Buzz's Lemon Lime Soda because it uses all natural ingredients and is lower in sugar than traditional brands like Sprite, but you can use any brand you love.


I like to add a dropper of bitters to add a bit more complexity to the non0alcoholic wine. You can use a non-alcoholic bitters or a few dashes of regular bitters will make the drink .5-1.5% ABV depending on how much you add.

Zero Proof Tinto de Verano.
Zero Proof Tinto de Verano.
 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Non-alcoholic Red Wine, like this one from Gnista

  • 2 oz lemon-lime soda

  • Lemon twist

Instructions

  1. Chill your ingredients before making this drink.

  2. Fill a glass with ice. Gently pour in red wine.

  3. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a lemon twist. Cheers!

Watch me make this recipe on Instagram.

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