Perhaps the Tinto de Verano (literally “summer red wine”) is Spain’s equivalent of a basic spritz. There it’s cut with gaseosa, a lemon-flavored soda, and can be found already mixed and bottled at the grocery store. Simpler than Sangria and lower in alcohol than the country’s other national obsession, the “Gin-Tonic” as they call it, this version freshens up the typical formula with red wine, homemade lemon syrup, and a long pour of soda water for a surprisingly light and poppy Spanish spritz.
Reprinted with permission from Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.