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THC-Infused Tinto De Verano (Spanish Wine Spritzer)

THC-Infused Tinto De Verano

Tinto de Verano is a wine spritzer popular in Spain during the summer. It’s like a simplified Sangria - usually sangria requires a couple days to allow the fruit and alcohol to macerate, but this is a decent substitute that can be made in an instant. The basic version below is the standard Tinto de Verano as found in terraces across the country, but the upgraded version is what we make at home. It’s based on the recipe for Sangria, but doesn’t require any maceration time and is a delightfully refreshing and tasty.


In most bars, they use a lemon soda that is sold in Spain called La Casera, but since we will be adding our sugar in the form of infused simple syrup, we use club soda to avoid too much sweetness. You can adjust the strength of the alcohol by adding more or less club soda.


For the simple syrup, I prefer this drink less sweet, so I make a very strong simple syrup so that I can add less of and still achieve my desired THC dosing. If you prefer, you can use a prepared THC drink mix, preferably unflavored. If unflavored is unavailable, choose something in the citrus family if possible, or you could do flavors like apple or peach. Avoid berries and mango as they don’t mix as well with the citrus and wine flavor, in my opinion. Something like SIP Elixirs Citrus Spark or Electric Lemon would work great.


The ratios below are the standard that my family prefers. Adjust the club soda and THC syrup to taste/preference as needed.


V1 - Basic Tinto de Verano

Ingredients

  • ~ 5oz Red Wine

  • ~ 5oz Club Soda

  • 1 Half Lemon, cut into wedges

  • THC Syrup, either homemade or use Sip Elixirs


Instructions

  1. Take your favorite glass and add your simple syrup dose

  2. Fill the glass half way with wine.

  3. Squeeze your lemon into the glass

  4. Add ice to leave about two fingers of space at the top

  5. Top off with club soda and give it a brief stir.

V2 - Enhanced

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 oz sweet vermouth (I use Martini & Rossi)

  • 1 oz orange liqueur (I use Grand Marnier)

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ granny smith apple, chopped in small cubes


Additional Instructions

  1. Add orange liqueur to a glass 

  2. Add cinnamon and stir to evenly distribute (if you don’t add it to the liqueur, it’ll never mix correctly)

  3. Add vermouth and apples and stir (If desired, this mixture can be left for 15 minutes or up to a day to allow the flavors to mix)

  4. Continue with the instructions for the Basic Tinto de Verano to finish the drink.

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