What is the Hugo Spritz Cocktail?
The Hugo Spritz is an Elderflower liqueur based cocktail from Italy. It was invented in 2005 by barman Roland Gruber in the far Northern province of Naturno as an alternative to the Aperol Spritz.
There are a few elderflower liqueurs out there, and I've tried most, but the best in my opinion is St Germain. It's so fragrant and flavourful - it brings all the success to the Hugo Spritz cocktail. Elderflower liqueur is made from the small white flowers of the Elderberry plant, found all across Europe.
Alongside St Germain is Prosecco alongside a fresh muddle of mint and lime. A final splash of club soda finishes off the spritz. The results are a magnificent combination of sweet, floral, herbal with a zesty citrus finish. Pure heaven if you're thirsty!