Hugo Spritz is a popular Italian cocktail. This drink is easy to make (no cocktail shaker needed) and a delicious and fresh blend of bubbly prosecco, sweet elderflower syrup, zesty lime, and refreshing mint leaves—a true Italian crowd-pleaser.
- 2 oz (60 ml) elderflower syrup
- 4 oz (120 ml) prosecco (or white sparkling wine)
- 1 oz (30 ml) sparkling water
- 5–6 fresh mint leaves
- ice cubes
- 1 lime or lemon slice (optional, for garnish)
- Add fresh mint leaves to a (wine) glass.
- Briefly muddle the mint in the glass using a muddler or the back of a spoon. Be gentle so you don’t overly bruise the mint.
- Add the elderflower syrup to the glass.
- Followed by ice cubes (fill about 1/3 of the glass).
- Pour in the Prosecco or sparkling white wine over the mint, ice cubes, and elderflower syrup.
- Finally, top it off with sparkling water.
- Gently stir the ingredients together with a cocktail stirrer or a long spoon.
- Optionally, garnish the drink with a slice of lime or lemon and more mint leaves.
- Serve immediately.
- Mint: to bring out the full flavor of the mint leaves, gently bruise or crush them before adding them to the glass. This helps release their aromatic oils, infusing the cocktail with a fresh and minty fragrance.
- Chilled ingredients: for the best Hugo, ensure that your prosecco and sparkling water are chilled before adding them to the cocktail. This helps maintain the refreshing and bubbly nature of the drink.
- Personalize to taste: feel free to adjust the quantities of syrup, prosecco, or sparkling water to suit your preferences. If you like a sweeter drink, add a bit more elderflower syrup. For a stronger cocktail, increase the proportion of prosecco.
- Vegan: if you are vegan, ensure the prosecco you use is vegan-friendly, as some brands may use animal-derived fining agents. Look for prosecco labeled as “vegan.”
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 199
- Sugar: 41gr
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 42gr
- Fiber: 0.5gr
- Protein: 0.1gr
Keywords: hugo spritz, cocktail, drink, Italian