In 10 days, I'm going to Andalucia, Spain. I'm getting excited for my trip by listening to Bebe and drinking lots of rebujito. The wine spritzer native to Andalucia is a refreshing Summer sipper that Spaniards enjoy at the local fair. It's very easy to make and even easier to drink. I've been sipping it by the gallons! It does require that you seek out a decent bottle of Sherry, but this quick cocktail is worth it. To get the recipe, which isn't really much of a recipe, because all you do is mix the Sherry with Sprite, keep reading.
I've become obsessed with drinking wine spritzers. They're refreshing and light on alcohol. Sometimes I'll open a bottle of wine on Monday and not be home again until Thursday. Thus, to use up the old wine, I make a wine spritzer. Normally I combine white wine with sparkling water, but basically any carbonated drink — like the hibiscus soda seen here — works. Do you enjoy them?
Spain's cheap variation of sangria, the tinto de verano, is quite simply a red-wine spritzer. Refreshing and delicious, this concoction is my go-to drink when I'm in the mood for something light. This easily drinkable cocktail is a delightful alternative to beer and wine.
Choose a mixer that suits your tastebuds: sparkling water, Pelligrino Limonata, and Squirt are variations that I've made, and always garnish with a fresh lemon wedge. To learn how I recently made this version, which uses Hansen's new sparkling water, read more