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Hugo Spritz Tips & Tricks

What is a Hugo Spritz?

Originating from northern Italy, the Hugo spritz is a delightful cocktail renowned for its crispness and herbal allure. Blending sparkling prosecco wine with the zesty essence of elderflower liqueur, and infused with a hint of fresh mint leaves and a splash of soda, its effervescence and aromatic bouquet offer a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. Served over ice, the Hugo spritz is a quintessential summer sipper, light and refreshing, and able to transport you to the sun-kissed terraces of Italy with every sip.

Step into my pantry, where we’ll celebrate this bright and zesty beverage alongside an array of other Italian cocktails.

Hugo Spritz Ingredients

If you’re looking to recreate this beloved cocktail at home, you’ll need to gather these premium ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 4 ounces chilled Prosecco
  • 1 ounce chilled soda water

Begin by muddling the fragrant mint with St-Germain in a glass. Add the ice, pour in the Prosecco, then the soda water, and gently stir to blend the flavours. To enhance the presentation and aroma, garnish your cocktail with a sprig of mint and a lemon wheel. Finally, sip and relish the delightful flavours of your Hugo spritz.

Isabella’s Hugo Spritz Tips & Tricks

Mastering the art of creating the perfect Hugo spritz involves a blend of technique, finesse, and attention to detail. Here are a few tried-and-true tips I’ve picked up along the way that will help to make your creation stand out:

  1. Ensure all ingredients—Prosecco, St-Germain, and soda water—are thoroughly chilled. This maintains the drink’s refreshing allure.
  2. Treat mint delicately. Gently muddle it with St-Germain to extract its essence without overpowering the cocktail.
  3. Maintain balanced proportions of the St-Germain, Prosecco, and soda water for a well-rounded flavour.
  4. Invest in premium Prosecco. The better the quality, the tastier your Hugo spritz.
  5. Garnish generously with a fresh mint sprig and a vibrant lemon wheel. Aesthetics will elevate the experience for you and your guests.

Authentic Hugo Spritz with Italian Street Kitchen

Join us at Italian Street Kitchen to experience the true essence of this iconic cocktail, meticulously crafted with premium St-Germain, prosecco, and a touch of finesse.

Delight in our commitment to quality ingredients and expertly balanced flavours, transporting you to the sun-soaked terraces of Italy with each sip.

Isabella’s Other Favourite Italian Cocktails

My love for Italian cocktails knows no bounds. From classics to contemporary delights, Italian mixology offers a combination of flavours and heritage, celebrating Italy’s rich culture in every glass. Explore a few of my favourites, each a testament to the artistry and passion woven into Italy’s vibrant cocktail scene.

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