This Hugo Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail recipe that has become extremely popular lately! A great summer drink with fresh and bright flavors.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
The “Hugo Spritz” is a popular cocktail that originated in northern Italy. It’s a refreshing and light cocktail that has gained popularity in recent years.
This Hugo Cocktail is similar to its popular cousin, the Aperol Spritz, with some swaps that makes it uniquely its own.
The Hugo Spritz is known for its light and floral flavors, making it a popular choice for warm weather or as an aperitif before a meal.
You can find the full ingredient and instruction below in the recipe card.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make a Hugo Spritz cocktail:
Prosecco – Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that is on the sweeter side
Elderflower Liqueur – This liqueur is surprisingly not as floral as the name suggests. It also adds sweetness to the drink.
Limes – it is also common to make this with lemons instead! Use whichever you prefer!
This cocktail can simply be built in a glass over ice and garnished with the lime and mint.
If you want a stronger lime or mint flavor, those ingredients can be muddled with the elderflower liqueur before building the cocktail.
Either lemon or lime works well here, so use either one based on what you have or like!
Top off the cocktail with the prosecco as it is not necessary to exactly measure it. But know that if you pour substantially more than the 4 ounces, you will start to lose the other flavors.
People often adjust the ratios to suit their taste preferences. Feel free to experiment with the proportions until you find the balance you enjoy the most.
A Hugo Spritz is made of prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), elderflower liqueur, club soda, fresh mint, and lime.
A Hugo Spritz is light and refreshing with a light sweetness and fresh notes from mint and citrus.
A Hugo Spritz uses elderflower liquor instead of Aperol, lime or lemon instead of orange, plus the addition of mint.
Yes, the Hugo Spritz is popular in Italy, especially in the summer and in the mountains!
Yes! You can order this as the ingredients are rather common. The cocktail is also gaining in popularity.
Yes! While Europe does not use ice much, a spritz is served over ice.
- 4 ounces prosecco
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1 ounce club soda or sparkling water
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- lime wheels or wedges as garnish (or lemon)
- Fill your wine glass with some ice.
- Pour the elderflower liqueur over the ice, followed by prosecco and a splash of club soda.
- Garnish with a mint sprig and lime or lemon wedges/wheels.