The Pregame: Scott's Sips - Summer style sangria

by Scott Figatner

Media Credit: Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

To save money before a big night out, drink in.

It’s hardly summer in Spain until people are outside drinking tinto de verano, a popular sangria-like drink that mixes wine with lemon-lime soda. To combine the fruity flavor of sangria with the light bubbliness of tinto de verano, I made mine with strawberries β€” inspired by sangria I had in Seville, Spain β€” and also added kiwi. A splash of blood orange soda, instead of lemon-lime, gives red wine a refreshing twist.


  • 1 bottle of red wine (I used Evodia Calatayud ’10.)
  • 1 package of strawberries
  • 3 kiwis
  • 1 bottle of Lorina Italian sparkling blood orange juice


  • Quarter the strawberries, and peel and slice the kiwis.
  • Marinate the fruit in the red wine and refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Pour in the blood orange soda and garnish with a strawberry or kiwi.

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