Rebujito

Refreshing and surprisingly simple, this classic Spanish cocktail is perfect for lazy summer afternoons.

Rebujito
Photo: Guillermo Riveros / Food Styling by Oset Babür-Winter
Servings:
1
Yield:
1

The rebujito hails from the south of Spain, where the local wine is fortified sherry and the high temperatures call for something cool and refreshing. Lemon-lime soda is added to a base of sherry, muddled with mint, mixed, and served, a favorite for local festivals.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces dry sherry, preferably manzanilla or fino

  • 6 ounces Lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)

  • 5-6 leaves of mint

  • 1 slice of lemon

Directions

  1. Add large pieces of ice and the mint leaves to a glass. Pour the sherry over the ice. Pour the lemon-lime soda slowly over the mixture.

  2. Insert a long-handled spoon to the bottom of the glass and gently give a half stir. Garnish with the lemon slice and, if desired, another sprig of mint and serve.

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