Planning to visit Spain’s Andalusia region and indulge in sangria everywhere you go? Well, you might be disappointed, as we discovered that it’s not typical in the region. Luckily they have tinto de verano, a great alternative to sangria.
Tinto de verano (summer red wine) is found just about everywhere you go in Andalusia . It is a far more simple beverage compared to sangria, as it typically only consists of one part red wine and one part gaseosa (a mild flavored, low sugar, carbonated lemonade), served over lots of ice. Sometimes a lemon wedge is added. That’s it, no fancy umbrella, doesn’t get any more simple than that.
If you want to try making this drink outside of Spain, find yourself a decent red wine (nothing too fancy or expensive) and substitute the gaseosa with sprite or 7-up mixed with carbonated water. Fanta and carbonated water can do the trick too, or add a special twist of your own and be on your way to fame and fortune as a cocktail mixologist. Let us know how you go!
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Congratulations on your blog. I hope you keep enjoying your travels.
Thanks Eduardo! Seville – such a beautiful part of the world. We hope to visit again in the near future!
It’s funny but normally Andalusians and Sevillians drink Tinto de Verano better than Sangría.
Sangria is usually used only for parties, but all tourists are indented.
Thanks for your comment! Interesting to know the cultural difference between the popular local bar drink (Tinto de Verano) and party drink (Sangria) for Andalusians and Sevillians. Salute! 🙂