The Hugo Spritz
Spritz cocktails have long been a warm-weather favorite due to their fresh taste and lower ABV. The Hugo Spritz is no exception, with a simple recipe and naturally sweet flavor thanks to the addition of St-Germain elderflower liqueur. It has already been dubbed the “drink of the summer” by the New York Times and Google searches for the cocktail have increased by 519% since last year.
But what even is the Hugo Spritz!? It is noted that it was originally invented by Roland Gruber, an Italian bartender in 2005. He wanted to make this fun variation on the Aperol Spritz. In his recipe he used lemon balm syrup which has since been switched to St-Germain, an elderflower liqueur.
1 1/2 oz St‑Germain
2 oz Martini Prosecco
2 oz Soda Water
8-10 Mint Leaves
Lime Wedge For Garnish
Mint Sprig For Garnish
Add ice into a wine glass.
Pour in St‑Germain and add approximately eight mint leaves.
Top with sparkling wine and soda water.
Stir the drink to combine all of the ingredients.
Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge
Interested to see how this continues to grow throughout the summer and will this officially be crowned as the drink of the summer for 2023?!
Let us know your thoughts !