While I love sangria - it can be time consuming to make and sometimes a simpler wine cocktail helps me relax after a day at the beach! Tinto de Verano, literally, red wine of summer, is a Spanish wine cocktail - a sibling to the sangria. Best part about this recipe is that I have used it when I find my Trader Joe's $7 wine is not exactly the best good old TJ's has to offer. Lemons and sparkling lemon water mask any cheap wine sins!
tinto de verano.
Fill wine glass halfway with red wine. Add a few ice cubes. Top with lemon sparkling water and a couple lemon wedges.