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2 glasses of Hugo spritz with lime slices and mint leaves inside.

Hugo Spritz (Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail)

  • Author: Kate Alexandra
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Transport yourself to the Italian coast with this light, refreshing, SUPER simple Hugo spritz. Just mix elderflower cordial, prosecco and soda, top with mint and lime and enjoy your elegant aperitif. 

Play around with the quantities of prosecco and soda if you like – add more prosecco for a boozier spritz and more soda to water it down.


  • Ice
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 15ml/0.5oz elderflower cordial or syrup (or elderflower liqueur, like St. Germain)
  • 200ml/7oz prosecco
  • 40ml/2oz soda water
  • Lime slices


  1. Prepare your glass. Use your hands to gently scrunch up the mint leaves, then put them in the bottom of your glass. Top with the ice (you want enough ice to roughly fill 1/4 of your glass).
  2. Make the spritz. Pour in the elderflower cordial, then top with the prosecco and the soda water. Give everything a little stir.  Finish with the lime slices and more mint then enjoy right away.


INGREDIENT NOTES: Traditionally this is made with elderflower liqueur (like St. Germain), so you can absolutely use that instead of cordial or syrup. Any sparkling white wine will work well (champagne is fab for special occasions). I also sometimes like to add a little gin (15ml/0.5oz) as it works well with the flavours and makes it a little more boozy.

HOW TO SERVE: This cocktail is best served right away – while the prosecco and soda are at peak bubbliness and the ice isn’t melting and diluting the drink. You can also make a big batch, a jug or pitcher of the spritz – but if you do, don’t add the ice to it, add ice to the glasses you’re serving it in. This will keep it from being diluted as the ice melts.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: italian


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail

Keywords: spritz recipe, elderflower spritz