As you can imagine we study the Spanish lifestyle meticulously. And we have a lot of chance for that when we go out for lunch.
We adopted some habits.
- Lunch as main meal between 2 and 4 pm
- Lots of olive oil
- Fish and vegetables
But there are several customs we most definitively won’t. Having dinner at 11 pm. Eating lots of salt. And we regard the drinks with lots of icecubes bad for your body as well.
At first, I thought it was a local habit to drink wine mixed with soft drinks and ice cubes until I found out it’s a Spanish habit when it is really hot weather. Hence the name Tinto de verano – red wine of the summer. It is said that it is blended so much that the alcohol does not intoxicate you. However, I have seen it drinking by some at such a speed that I do not believe that.
Anyway, we won’t make this kind of drink, but I’ll give you the recipe just the same:
- red wine
- fanta lemon / fanta orange / 7-up / sprite
- slice of lemon (as decoration)