The cousin to everyone’s favorite Aperol spritz, the Hugo Spritz is made with prosecco, elderflower liqueur, mint and lime. It’s delightfully refreshing and a breeze to make.
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I first discovered the Hugo spritz on my trip to Europe earlier this summer. They were on almost every bar and restaurant cocktail menu and while we were in Switzerland, I figured it was time I finally tried one.
I immediately fell in love with the light, refreshing combination of prosecco, elderflower liqueur, club soda, lime and mint. The Hugo spritz is the picture perfect summer cocktail, ideal for backyard BBQs, lazy days at the beach or boat day.
If you love the bubbly and vibrant flavors of Aperol Spritz or my Strawberry Spritz, then you are sure to love the Hugo.
Prosecco: prosecco is the base for the Hugo spritz and adds effervescence.
Elderflower liqueur: My favorite brand of elderflower liqueur to use is Saint Germain.
Club soda: club soda helps balance the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur and prosecco.
Lime: adds a citrusy note and makes this spritz extra refreshing.
Mint: the spritz is garnished with fresh mint leaves, which not only adds a wonderful aroma but also a hint of herbal freshness.
Fill a wine glass with ice. Add 3 oz prosecco, 2 oz elderflower liqueur and top with club soda.
Stir drink to combine ingredients. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.
What does elderflower taste like?
Elderflower liqueur can be described as light, fruity, fresh and slightly floral.
Can I make this cocktail non-alcoholic?
You can easily turn a Hugo spritz into a mocktail by replacing the prosecco with a dry sparkling juice or extra club soda and the elderflower liqueur with elderflower syrup.
Prosecco: try champagne instead for a more elevated cocktail.
Elderflower liqueur: if you can’t find elderflower liqueur, you can also use an Elderflower syrup, like this one from Monin.
Club soda: plain or flavored seltzer can be used instead. Lime or grapefruit would be a great flavor option.
Lime: lemon slices can be used in place of lime.
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Hugo Spritz Recipe
- 3 oz prosecco
- 2 oz Saint Germain elderflower liqueur
- 1 oz club soda
- 2 lime slices
- fresh mint leaves
- Fill a wine glass with ice. Add 3 oz prosecco, 2 oz elderflower liqueur and top with club soda.
- Stir drink to combine ingredients. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.