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.
- 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.