Hugo Spritz

The Hugo Spritz is a refreshing and aromatic Italian cocktail made with elderberry that is sure to brighten up your summer day.
hugo spritz


  • 2 ounces (60 ml) elderflower syrup
  • 2 ounces (60 ml) sparkling wine (Prosecco is most commonly used)
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Rasberries (for garnish)

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. In a tall wine glass or a large cocktail glass, add the mint leaves.
  2. Gently muddle the mint leaves to release their flavors, taking care not to tear them.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes, leaving some space at the top.
  4. Pour the elderflower syrup over the ice.
  5. Add the sparkling wine and gently stir to combine the flavors.
  6. Top off the glass with soda water.
  7. Garnish the rim of the glass with a lime or lemon wedge.


The Hugo Spritz is a refreshing and aromatic Italian cocktail that originated in the South Tyrol region of Northern Italy. It was created by Roland Gruber, a bartender from Naturno in South Tyrol, Italy. He named the drink after a friend of his who was an avid mountain climber. It gained popularity in recent years and has become a favorite choice for a light and bubbly drink. The Hugo Spritz is a great choice if you aren’t a fan of the more popular Aperol Spritz. The cocktail is characterized by its delicate floral and citrus flavors, making it a perfect summer sipper

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