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Hugo Spritz

Originally Published: Mar 15, 2019 · Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019 / By /

The Hugo Spritz is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail with hints of elderflower, lime and mint that is so delicate and versatile, it makes the perfect aperitivo to any meal.

Hugo Spritz, Welcome to our Curated Cocktail Anthology

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking at our site, you know that our collection of drink recipes includes some that are original, but there are many that are not.

We want to be your one-stop-shop for recipes and that is why we’ve curated a cocktail anthology that includes some “tried and true” recipes. Especially ones that hail from the Italian peninsula, like this Hugo cocktail recipe.

Hugo Spritz

The Hugo Spritz, or Spritz Hugo, is one that is still young enough to be modern, but old enough to have been tested, approved and loved by many.

In 2005, Roland Gruber created an alternative spritz cocktail at his bar in the small Alpine town of Naturno, Italy, just south of the Austrian border.

Inspired by the Elder trees that grow abundantly in the Alps, he combined elderflower syrup, prosecco, mint and sparkling water and the Spritz Hugo cocktail was born.

We use elderflower liqueur and lime in our recipe, but this slight variation has minimal impact on the integrity of the drink.

Elderflower is the flower that blooms on the Elder tree, which is also well known for the berries it bears, elderberries, which are often used for their medicinal properties.

Hugo Spritz

Elderflower has become a bit more popular over the past year as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake combined the flavors of lemon and elderflower.

When to serve a Hugo Spritz Cocktail?

As stated above, this drink is so versatile, it really could be served before any meal, even brunch. It is light, and not overly alcoholic.

Consider serving it as an aperitivo before any of the following:

This is definitely a drink you can make in bulk to serve a crowd. Just serve from a pitcher or punch bowl and you’re set!

Hugo Spritz

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients: Prosecco, elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain or St. Elder, sparkling water/seltzer, mint leaves, ice, and lime for garnish.

We did use lime flavored seltzer, but plain sparkling water would be fine as well, and probably what was used to make the very first Spritz Hugo.

The tools we used for this Hugo drink recipe included a measuring jigger, measuring spoon, stemless wine glasses, and stirrer.

Begin by adding ice to your wine glass. Then tear some mint leaves and place them in the glass. Before you tear them, give them a pound in your hand to release their flavor.

Then, add the elderflower liqueur.

Hugo Spritz

Measure about 2 oz of sparkling water or seltzer and add to the glass.

Add your lime slices and fill to the top with prosecco.

Give the drink a gentle stir and serve immediately.

This simple recipe is definitely easy and requires little to no effort. In fact, the hardest part might be uncorking the prosecco!

What I love most about the Hugo Spritz is that while it’s refreshing, its taste is anything but simple, and the elderflower adds a bit of mystique.

Hugo Spritz

If you liked this Hugo Spritz recipe we would really appreciate it if you would share it on Instagram or Facebook using #sipandfeast.

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- 2 Tbsp Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain or St. Elder

- 2 oz Seltzer or sparkling water

Hugo Spritz

- Fill glass with ice. Tear and place mint leaves into glass.

- Add 2 Tablespoons elderflower liqueur, 2 ounces sparkling water or seltzer and lime slices.

- Fill glass to top with prosecco and give a gentle stir. Enjoy!

This recipe does not need to be followed exactly.

- Adjust the amount of Elderflower liqueur based on the size of your glass and your taste.

Hugo Spritz

- We approximated 6 oz of Prosecco, but really just fill the glass to the top. The amount can vary depending on your glass.

- Add as much mint and lime slices as you desire!

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g

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I love this! I have to make a cocktail to go with a menu of spring lamb dishes. Do you think this would work to go with it?

Hugo Spritz

Hi Valentina, I would say have this one before the meal as a pre dinner drink. I’m hard pressed to think of a better pairing for lamb than a nice red wine like Shiraz.

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Hugo Spritz

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Originally Published: Mar 15, 2019 · Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019 / By /

The Hugo Spritz is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail with hints of elderflower, lime and mint that is so delicate and versatile, it makes the perfect aperitivo to any meal.

Hugo Spritz, Welcome to our Curated Cocktail Anthology

Hugo Spritz

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking at our site, you know that our collection of drink recipes includes some that are original, but there are many that are not.

We want to be your one-stop-shop for recipes and that is why we’ve curated a cocktail anthology that includes some “tried and true” recipes. Especially ones that hail from the Italian peninsula, like this Hugo cocktail recipe.

The Hugo Spritz, or Spritz Hugo, is one that is still young enough to be modern, but old enough to have been tested, approved and loved by many.

In 2005, Roland Gruber created an alternative spritz cocktail at his bar in the small Alpine town of Naturno, Italy, just south of the Austrian border.

Inspired by the Elder trees that grow abundantly in the Alps, he combined elderflower syrup, prosecco, mint and sparkling water and the Spritz Hugo cocktail was born.

Hugo Spritz

We use elderflower liqueur and lime in our recipe, but this slight variation has minimal impact on the integrity of the drink.

Elderflower is the flower that blooms on the Elder tree, which is also well known for the berries it bears, elderberries, which are often used for their medicinal properties.

Elderflower has become a bit more popular over the past year as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake combined the flavors of lemon and elderflower.

When to serve a Hugo Spritz Cocktail?

As stated above, this drink is so versatile, it really could be served before any meal, even brunch. It is light, and not overly alcoholic.

Hugo Spritz

Consider serving it as an aperitivo before any of the following:

This is definitely a drink you can make in bulk to serve a crowd. Just serve from a pitcher or punch bowl and you’re set!

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients: Prosecco, elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain or St. Elder, sparkling water/seltzer, mint leaves, ice, and lime for garnish.

We did use lime flavored seltzer, but plain sparkling water would be fine as well, and probably what was used to make the very first Spritz Hugo.

The tools we used for this Hugo drink recipe included a measuring jigger, measuring spoon, stemless wine glasses, and stirrer.

Hugo Spritz

Begin by adding ice to your wine glass. Then tear some mint leaves and place them in the glass. Before you tear them, give them a pound in your hand to release their flavor.

Then, add the elderflower liqueur.

Measure about 2 oz of sparkling water or seltzer and add to the glass.

Add your lime slices and fill to the top with prosecco.

Give the drink a gentle stir and serve immediately.

Hugo Spritz

This simple recipe is definitely easy and requires little to no effort. In fact, the hardest part might be uncorking the prosecco!

What I love most about the Hugo Spritz is that while it’s refreshing, its taste is anything but simple, and the elderflower adds a bit of mystique.

If you liked this Hugo Spritz recipe we would really appreciate it if you would share it on Instagram or Facebook using #sipandfeast.

We would love to know how you did and it’s nice to show others as well. Thanks!

Follow us on , and . Sign up to receive great recipe ideas in your inbox.

Hugo Spritz

- 2 Tbsp Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain or St. Elder

- 2 oz Seltzer or sparkling water

- Fill glass with ice. Tear and place mint leaves into glass.

- Add 2 Tablespoons elderflower liqueur, 2 ounces sparkling water or seltzer and lime slices.

- Fill glass to top with prosecco and give a gentle stir. Enjoy!

Hugo Spritz

This recipe does not need to be followed exactly.

- Adjust the amount of Elderflower liqueur based on the size of your glass and your taste.

- We approximated 6 oz of Prosecco, but really just fill the glass to the top. The amount can vary depending on your glass.

- Add as much mint and lime slices as you desire!

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g

Hugo Spritz

Did you make this recipe? Mention or tag

I love this! I have to make a cocktail to go with a menu of spring lamb dishes. Do you think this would work to go with it?

Hi Valentina, I would say have this one before the meal as a pre dinner drink. I’m hard pressed to think of a better pairing for lamb than a nice red wine like Shiraz.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. .

Hugo Spritz

Welcome! I'm James and I'm here to help you make awesome Italian food that you would normally enjoy at some of your favorite New York style Italian restaurants. While my recipes are typically Italian, you'll find some other great ones as well. Take a look around, and get cooking!

Delicious Summer Food and Drink Ideas!

Copyright © 2019 — • All rights reserved. •

Originally Published: Mar 15, 2019 · Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019 / By /

Hugo Spritz

The Hugo Spritz is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail with hints of elderflower, lime and mint that is so delicate and versatile, it makes the perfect aperitivo to any meal.

Hugo Spritz, Welcome to our Curated Cocktail Anthology

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking at our site, you know that our collection of drink recipes includes some that are original, but there are many that are not.

We want to be your one-stop-shop for recipes and that is why we’ve curated a cocktail anthology that includes some “tried and true” recipes. Especially ones that hail from the Italian peninsula, like this Hugo cocktail recipe.

The Hugo Spritz, or Spritz Hugo, is one that is still young enough to be modern, but old enough to have been tested, approved and loved by many.

Hugo Spritz

In 2005, Roland Gruber created an alternative spritz cocktail at his bar in the small Alpine town of Naturno, Italy, just south of the Austrian border.

Inspired by the Elder trees that grow abundantly in the Alps, he combined elderflower syrup, prosecco, mint and sparkling water and the Spritz Hugo cocktail was born.

We use elderflower liqueur and lime in our recipe, but this slight variation has minimal impact on the integrity of the drink.

Elderflower is the flower that blooms on the Elder tree, which is also well known for the berries it bears, elderberries, which are often used for their medicinal properties.

Elderflower has become a bit more popular over the past year as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cake combined the flavors of lemon and elderflower.

Hugo Spritz

When to serve a Hugo Spritz Cocktail?

As stated above, this drink is so versatile, it really could be served before any meal, even brunch. It is light, and not overly alcoholic.

Consider serving it as an aperitivo before any of the following:

This is definitely a drink you can make in bulk to serve a crowd. Just serve from a pitcher or punch bowl and you’re set!

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients: Prosecco, elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain or St. Elder, sparkling water/seltzer, mint leaves, ice, and lime for garnish.

Hugo Spritz

We did use lime flavored seltzer, but plain sparkling water would be fine as well, and probably what was used to make the very first Spritz Hugo.

The tools we used for this Hugo drink recipe included a measuring jigger, measuring spoon, stemless wine glasses, and stirrer.

Begin by adding ice to your wine glass. Then tear some mint leaves and place them in the glass. Before you tear them, give them a pound in your hand to release their flavor.

Then, add the elderflower liqueur.

Measure about 2 oz of sparkling water or seltzer and add to the glass.

Hugo Spritz

Add your lime slices and fill to the top with prosecco.

Give the drink a gentle stir and serve immediately.

This simple recipe is definitely easy and requires little to no effort. In fact, the hardest part might be uncorking the prosecco!

What I love most about the Hugo Spritz is that while it’s refreshing, its taste is anything but simple, and the elderflower adds a bit of mystique.

If you liked this Hugo Spritz recipe we would really appreciate it if you would share it on Instagram or Facebook using #sipandfeast.

Hugo Spritz

We would love to know how you did and it’s nice to show others as well. Thanks!

Follow us on , and . Sign up to receive great recipe ideas in your inbox.

- 2 Tbsp Elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain or St. Elder

- 2 oz Seltzer or sparkling water

- Fill glass with ice. Tear and place mint leaves into glass.

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