Gently crush mint leaves in your hand and drop into glass. Fill glass with ice.
4 fresh mint leaves
Add elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, Prosecco and sparkling water to glass.
1 ¼ oz elderflower liqueur, ½ oz fresh lemon juice, 3 oz Prosecco, 1 oz sparkling water
Stir gently to combine. Garnish with optional lemon slices. Serve immediately.
The Hugo Spritz is traditionally served in a large, goblet-shaped wine glass, but feel free to use whatever glass you prefer.
There are a variety of substitutions you can make with this drink:
use Cava or another dry sparkling wine instead of Prosecco (but skip sweet sparklers like Moscato)
use limes instead of lemons
use non-alcoholic elderflower syrup instead of elderflower liqueur
skip the mint entirely
use club soda instead of sparkling water
Multiply the recipe to make a batch cocktail. Simply use 1 (750ml) bottle of Prosecco, 10 ounces of elderflower liqueur, 4 ounces of fresh lemon juice and 8 ounces of sparkling water. Combine chilled ingredients in a pitcher with a large handful of mint leaves, stir and pour into ice-filled glasses.
Want a cocktail with a bit more kick? Add a shot of gin.