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Hugo Spritz

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Posted: 04/05/24

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This Hugo Spritz recipe is the perfect fresh cocktail with mint and floral flavors. Grab your favorite sparkling wine to make this simple and delicious cocktail.

Wine glass of hugo spritz cocktail garnished with mint leaves and a slice of lime.

Originating in Italy, floral liqueur combines with the fizz of sparkling wine and fresh mint to create this Hugo Spritz recipe. It follows the standard 3-2-1 ratio like other spritz recipes, providing the perfect blend of sparkling wine, elderflower cordial, and soda water. Add some fresh mint for the perfect summer cocktail!

Hugo Spritz Ingredients

This bubbly cocktail comes together with just four refreshing ingredients (plus a couple more for an extra special garnish). Gather the following ingredients to create the Hugo Spritz:

  • Elderflower liqueur: The floral star of this cocktail, St-Germain is our go-to brand for this recipe.
  • Sparkling wine: Prosecco or Champagne would work in this recipe. For a sweeter cocktail, choose a sweeter sparkling wine that you enjoy.
  • Club soda: To top off your cocktail with some extra fizz, use soda water or any unflavored sparkling water.
  • Mint leaves: A minty-fresh touch on your spritzer, adding fresh mint leaves to your Hugo will complement the other flavors perfectly. Muddle the leaves before adding them to really release the mint flavor!
  • Mint sprig: Optional, to dress up your final spritzer.
  • Lemon or lime wedges: Optional, for a citrus garnish on your cocktail.

How to Make a Hugo Spritz Cocktail

This St-Germain spritz could not be easier to make or more refreshing. Here is an overview of just how quickly this refreshing drink comes together. For the full recipe including all measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Fill a wine glass with ice.
  • Add the elderflower liqueur and mint leaves.
  • Top with soda water and sparkling wine.
  • Garnish and enjoy!
bottle of sparkling wine pouring into a wine glass of hugo spritz ingredients

Large Wine Glasses

Big enough for the ingredients and lots of ice, these are the perfect glasses for all of your spritz cocktails!
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How to Serve

Serve your Hugo Spritz cocktail in a wine glass for a sophisticated and refreshing drink experience. Use chilled ingredients for an extra rejuvenating drink. A fresh mint sprig and lemon or lime slice for garnish really take the refreshment of this recipe over the top!

Best Sparkling Wine

The key when choosing a white wine or prosecco is to choose one that you like the flavor of. A sweeter wine will lend to a sweeter cocktail, so we recommend using a dryer sparkling wine to counterbalance the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur.

Champagne and Prosecco work well in this recipe. Whatever wine you choose, just make sure that it is sparkling to keep the fizzy nature of this recipe.

two wine glasses of Hugo spritz garnished with lime wedge and mint leaves

Other Champagne Cocktail Recipes

  • A brunch classic, this is the best Mimosa recipe with a special ingredient.
  • For a tropical Champagne cocktail, try our Flirtini cocktail.
  • If you like bourbon AND Champagne, you will love the French 95.

If you try this Hugo Spritzer, please leave a comment and let us know. We love hearing from you!

Wine glass of hugo spritz cocktail garnished with mint leaves and a slice of lime.
5 from 1 vote

Hugo Spritz

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Hugo Spritz recipe is the perfect fresh cocktail. Grab your favorite sparkling wine to make this delicious spritz.


  • 2 ounces elderflower liqueur ex. St-Germain
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine Prosecco or similar
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • 2 mint leaves
  • mint sprig for garnish optional
  • lemon or lime slices optional


  • Fill a wine glass with ice.
  • Pour in the elderflower liqueur and the mint leaves.
  • Muddle if desired.
  • Top with the soda water and sparkling wine.
  • Garnish.
  • Drink and enjoy!
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
Wine glass of hugo spritz cocktail garnished with mint leaves and a slice of lime.

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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