Today learn about a very popular German cocktail: Hugo aperitif. Hugo is the name for a German cocktail or aperitif that has become very popular in Germany and it is mixed with elderflower syrup and "Sekt", champagne or Prosecco. In Germany you can find the cocktail already mixed in bottles in many supermarkets. In the USA you might find the rare elderflower syrup in special beverage stores or on Amazon. Great for the Happy Hour!
The elderflower syrup is of a golden color and can be used for cocktails, cooking, baking, dessert and iced teas, and non-alcoholic drinks. It is made of elderflowers which become later elderberries, and can also be used as a syrup or used for jams and juices.
It can be combined with finishing iced teas, mineral water, sparkling wine, German Sekt, champagne and white wine.
Ingredients HUGO Aperitif
150 ml Prosecco
100 ml mineral water (very bubbly)
2 cl Elderflower syrup (Holunderblütensirup)
3 mint leaves
ice cubes as needed
Instructions Hugo Aperitif
Place mint leaves in a round wine glass.
With a morsel press the leaves gently against the glass.
Add 1 slice of lime and ice cubes.
Add mineral water, elderberry syrup and Prosecco.
- Use lemon instead of limes.