You’ll see clericot or tinto de verano in the drink menu in many restaurants in México. Even though it’s not a traditional Mexican recipe, we drink it a lot and it became quite common to drink it with friends, talking as a women. I know my husband would rather have a nice cold beer or a glass of wine without any fruit or soda in it.
Clericot could be described like a sangria type of drink or just a fruity wine spritzer. There are many variations you can give the recipe. I’ll share with you the red wine version with apple and soda.
If you want to mix it up, use white wine or rose. Use another fruit or combination of fruits depending on the season or the wine you use. And also, change the mineral water or soda. Nowadays there are so many choices on bubbly drinks.
You can use of those instead of the traditional lemon or lime soda. Depending on what you like, what you have at home or if you want a light calorie choice (with no soda and instead a zero calorie bubbly drink), you can adapt this recipe to your liking. There are so many ways you could drink this!
- 2 cups red wine
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 1 cup lemon soda
- 1 green or red apple diced
- 2 strawberries or 1/2 peach optional
- Ice to serve optional
- Mix red wine and sparkling water, lemon soda and apple. Pour strawberry or peach if you them on your kitchen. Mix gently to prevent losing fizz.
- Cool and serve with ice