May 052014


Hugo is a cocktail or  aperitif that has become  very popular in Germany and it is using elderflower syrup with Sekt or champagne. This special syrup is produced by the German company RIEMERSCHMID and their products are distributed in the USA by

hugo aperitif

Elderflowers growing in spring


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 for jams and juices.

It can be combined with  finishing iced teas, mineral water, sparkling wine, German Sekt, champagne and white wine.

elderflower riemerschmid syrup

Ingredients HUGO

150 ml Prosecco
100 ml mineral water (very bubbly)
2 cl Riemerschmid Elderflower bar syrup (Holunderblütensirup)
3 mint leaves
1 lime
ice cubes as needed

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.Variation
Use lemon instead of limes.
Soak the lemon slices in elderberry syrup and mint for 15-30 min in the fridge.
Instead of Prosecco use Riesling Sekt like from Schlumbergerclick on the pic below to go to the website for the Schlumberger products.

Find Elderflower Syrup in the USA


Riemerschmid has created  a new collection of Bar Syrups which have become very popular in the USA. Find them at

Duggan's Distillers Products Corp.
560 Bradley Parkway West, Unit 1
Blauvlet NY 10913
ph (845)-358-7230 PH.
fax (845)-358-7215 - send an email
Call or email Duggans to get the Elderflower Syrup or another syrup



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