5 Ingredients or Fewer

Lemon and Sherry Spritzer (aka Rebujito)

May 27, 2011
4 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Makes 2 drinks (can easily be doubled)
What You'll Need
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 shots chilled fino sherry
  • Chilled seltzer
  • 2 thin slices lemon, for garnish
  1. Mix the lemon zest, sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Strain and let cool completely.
  2. Into each of 2 chilled 10-ounce tumblers, add 1 1/2 shots sherry and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon syrup. Fill the glass with chilled seltzer (tasting and stirring as you go to make sure the flavor is neither too sweet nor too dilute). Garnish and each with a lemon slice.

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  • LLyons56
  • Amanda Hesser
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Amanda Hesser

Recipe by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.

2 Reviews

LLyons56 February 18, 2015
Can white port be substituted for the sherry?
Amanda H. February 18, 2015
I haven't tried it but I don't see why not -- might be a little sweeter.