Today I am back with the recipe for a deliciously refreshing adult drink: the Hugo cocktail.
Everyone knows what an Aperol Spritz is (and if you don’t, check it out here!), however not everyone knows the Hugo. Both cocktails use Prosecco, however, they have a completely different taste. While the Aperol Spritz has a bitter orange taste, the Hugo is sweeter and flowery as it is made with Elderflower syrup.
It is a typical cocktail from the Italian region of Alto-Adige, an area that borders with Austria. It was invented by a barman called Roland Gruber in 2005 as an alternative to the classic Aperol Spritz, Needless to say, it has become all the rage in Italy and the surrounding European countries like Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Croatia.
The original version was made using home-made lemon balm syrup, but it is now made with Elderflower syrup which is easily available in many stores. Make sure to buy the syrup and not the cordial though, or the Elderflower taste will not come through well enough.
This is the perfect summer drink. It is really easy to make, refreshing, and delicious. We had it many times during our stay in Northern Italy last autumn.
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- 60 ml – 2 oz. Prosecco
- 20-25 ml – 2/3 to 1 oz. Elderflower Syrup
- 60 ml – 2 oz. Soda Water or to top the wine glass
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
Mix together the Prosecco and Elderflower Syrup.
Put the ice cubes in a wine glass and pour the Prosecco and Elderflower syrup mixture into it.
Top with soda water, stir and add some fresh mint.