Sip of the Month: Hugo Spritz

Sip of the Month: Hugo Spritz
Hailed as 2023s "Drink of Summer" The Hugo Spritz is an effervescent cocktail that combines prosecco, elderflower liqueur, seltzer, lime, and mint.  Its flavour is delicate and refreshing making it the perfect aperitivo to any meal.

The Hugo Spritz is believed to have been created in 2005 by Roland Gruber, a bartender in a northern Italian province called South Tyrol in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains. Hugo is also the name of a boutique hotel in Florence, and this drink is often used to welcome travelers as they arrive after a long day of hiking, which might be where this beverage gets its name.

Hugo Spritz Recipe

Hugo Spritz
Serves 1

½ oz (15 ml) elderflower liqueur (St-Germain) or elderflower syrup
6 mint or lemon balm leaves
¾ cup (180 ml) ice cubes
½ cup (125 ml) Prosecco
½ oz (15 ml) sparkling water
1 slice lemon
1 slice lime

In a stemless wine glass, combine the elderflower liqueur and mint leaves. Using a cocktail muddler, crush the mint leaves. Add the ice cubes. Pour in the Prosecco and sparkling water. Garnish with the lemon and lime slices.
Serve each drink with a slice of lime for a garnish.


Recipe and photo via Ricardo Cuisine
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