Hugo - My favorite Alpine cocktail
Hugo - My favorite Alpine cocktail
Duration: 10 mins
Nutrition value: 120 calories kcal
Portions: 1
Level of difficulty: Easy

This vibrant summer treat is slowly starting to conquer the world. In contrast to the popular Spritz Aperol from the Veneto, this cocktail does not have the slightly bitter Amaro taste, but it is light and fresh. A popular aperitivo that you will certainly encounter on holiday in Northern Italy and especially in restaurants and on terraces in the region of Trentino and Alto Adige, the apple country of Europe, the Hugo originally comes from Bolzano. The main ingredient is elderflower syrup, which you can usually find in your local health food store.


  • 35% elderflower syrup
  • 65% Spumante or Prosecco
  • a splash of sparkling water (optional)
  • a strip of lemon zest or a slice of apple
  • leaves of fresh mint
  • ice cubes
Recipe steps:
  1. For the perfect Hugo, make sure that all ingredients are properly cold before using them in the composition.
  2. The recipe is for one cocktail.
  3. Use a large wine glass for the Hugo.
  4. Put a few cubes of ice in the glass.
  5. Pour the elderflower syrup over the ice cubes and then add the prosecco, lemon zest or slice of apple and finish with some mint leaves.
  6. Gently stir the glass a few times and then serve the Hugo with a splash of sparkling water on the side to make it taste slightly lighter if desired.

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