The Tiojito Recipe

Photo by Noah Fecks / Food Styling by Nadine Beaucham

Courtesy Bodega Tio Pepe, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

When it gets hot in Spain, a popular drink of choice is tinto de verano (red wine of summer), a mix of red wine and citrus-flavored soda served over ice. This Tiojito, served to guests at Bodega Tio Pepe, is a riff on tinto de verano and a Cuban favorite, the Mojito.

The low-alcohol drink is perfect for an al fresco party, but be sure to have an extra set of ingredients to whip up a second batch.

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  • 1 bottle Tio Pepe Fino Sherry,
  • 1 quart lemon-lime soda
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • 8 sprigs mint

Combine Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, lemon-lime soda, lemons and mint in a pitcher filled with ice. Makes eight servings.

Published on May 26, 2018
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are Wine Enthusiast's Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors. DeSimone tastes wine from Israel and the Mediterranean Basin, while Jenssen tastes wine from Eastern Europe, including the former the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Both co-authored Wines of California, Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, and The Fire Island Cookbook. Wine educators and presenters, both gentlemen serve as frequent guests on national and local television. Email:

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