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A glass with Hugo Spritz and with a lime wedge, mint leaves and ice cubes in the glass and elderflower decorations around it.

Hugo Spritz

  • Author: Bianca
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: drink
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


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
  • 56 fresh mint leaves
  • ice cubes
  • 1 lime or lemon slice (optional, for garnish)


  1. Add fresh mint leaves to a (wine) glass.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the elderflower syrup to the glass.
  4. Followed by ice cubes (fill about 1/3 of the glass).
  5. Pour in the Prosecco or sparkling white wine over the mint, ice cubes, and elderflower syrup.
  6. Finally, top it off with sparkling water.
  7. Gently stir the ingredients together with a cocktail stirrer or a long spoon.
  8. Optionally, garnish the drink with a slice of lime or lemon and more mint leaves.
  9. 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