Hugo - the perfect summers drink

The Hugo (pronounced OOH-goh) quickly became my favourite drink during my time in Italy last year. Well that and the Mojito. I'm pretty sure you are familiar with that however. The Hugo and the Aperol Spritz are the signature drinks of Italy. I'm not keep on Aperol so I won't be showing you that but the Hugo I love. Made with prosecco and sweetened with elderflower syrup it is light, refreshing and addictive! Surprisingly though it has taken nearly a year since I left Italy to create it here, but a little BBQ during the hot spell last week seemed the perfect opportunity.

To make it you will need:

- Prosecco
- Sparkling water
- Elderflower syrup
- Mint
- Ice

No exact measurements but something like this will will work:

1. A few cubes of ice.
2. Pour prosecco to just under half the glass.
3. Add a couple of splashes of sparkling water.
4. Add the elderflower, again a couple of splashes or pouring twice round the circle of the glass should be enough. Have a taste and add more elderflower if you cannot taste it.
5. Add a few mint leaves, stir and serve with a straw and enjoy.

Let me know if you make this drink and what you think of it. Here are a few Italy pics including my friend and I enjoying our Hugo:


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  2. Ooh this sounds so lovely and perfect for a BBQ! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. This sounds like a lovely drink! I love Prosecco!

    Corinne x

  4. Wow! I've always wanted to go to Italy! Nice photographs:)

    Zoe x


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