HISTORY AND PREPARATION OF REBUJITO
The rebujito is a typical Andalusian drink. It is usually prepared by mixing manzanilla or fino wine with a lemon-flavoured soft drink (such as Sprite or 7 Up).
Rebujito is a very common drink at Andalusian fairs, such as the Feria de Abril, the Feria del Caballo de Jerez or the Feria de Córdoba. It is also drunk in many pilgrimages of the same community, such as the Romería de El Rocío. The drink became known outside Andalusia in the mid-1990s. In part, the mixture became popular thanks to the interest of a manzanilla brand. The aim was to relaunch this product among a younger audience.
The rebujito may have its precedent in an English cocktail known as the Sherry Cobbler. It was very popular in the Victorian era among the upper classes. One of its variants contained a mixture of sparkling water, sugar, lemon juice, sherry and crushed ice. It was drunk through a straw.
In more recent times, the rebujito has become typical of Andalusian fiestas, first recorded on the occasion of the Corpus Christi festival in Granada in 19857.