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Hugo Champagne Spritzer

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In the summertime I am very, very partial to having a refreshing drink to nicely finish off the day (one of my favourite drinks is this one). But this summer’s favourite is a Hugo, which I discovered in Berlin a few weeks ago. Sooo very good!

Now this is a very inexact recipe as it really depends on how sweet you like your drink – just have fun testing!

You will need (per glass):

  • Lemon, Lemon juice and mint
  • 100 ml Champagne, Prosecco or and other good sparkling wine
  • 100 ml Perrier
  • Elderflower syrup (cordial)
  • Ice cubes

Put some ice cubes in the bottom of a glass. Gently crush a few mint leaves and pour the prosecco and Perrier into a glass, add a slug of elderflower syrup, a a little bit of lemon juice. Finish off with a wedge of lemon, and one or two ice cubes and enjoy!

– Emilie

PS. Esther and I were making these in jam jars as we were camping last week. Turns out that Bonne Maman jam jars are an excellent size for a cocktail 😉


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Comments (3)

Esther in Amsterdam
August 17, 2015

I’ll miss your Hugo making skills in the coming weeks! x


August 28, 2015

At the shop the other day I bought Aperol (to make one of my favourite summer drinks Aperol Spritz), then the shop keeper told me that I shouldtry Hugo, she described it as a Spritz, but with some kind of German liquor. Do you know of this? Elderflower cordial makes any drink driver friendly too, withouth the prosecco.


June 6, 2017

[…] However you enjoy or share this — diluted with water, in sparkling soda, or even to make poached pears, I am sure it will be delicious! And I might even treat myself and try Esther and Emilie’s yummy Hugo Champagne Spritzer. […]


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