Cheers to Hugo!
Today’s post is one for the parents – with summer well and truly on our doorstep, it’s time to talk about summer cocktails. In the UK, we were quite partial to a glass of Pimm’s. But since moving to Berlin, we have been introduced to Hugo, which everyone here seems to love as a summer cocktail of choice, and last weekend we finally made some ourselves.
Ingredients (makes 2)
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- a handful of ice cubes
- 1 lime
- 40ml elderflower cordial
- 200ml Prosecco
- 100ml soda water
- Rub the mint leaves around the insides of two wine glasses.
- Add a couple of ice cubes in to each glass.
- Wash the lime thoroughly under cold water, cut in to wedges, and divide between the glasses, squeezing the wedges out over the ice cube before dropping them in.
- Add the cordial, Prosecco and finally the soda water.
Cheers! You can also find the recipes for some other summer cocktails we created a while back, in my previous post: Sommer Spree, Berlini & Kreuzberg Queen. What’s your favourite summer cocktail?
This sounds lovely, and really refreshing for summer.
I’ve never heard of Hugo but I’m loving the sound of him a lot…the perfect summer cocktail!
Lisa @ NatureImmerse
To me, it is watermelon-tequila cocktail. When watermelon is in abundance, this is a great way to use it. Bobby Flay purees seedless watermelon chunks, then strains the juice through a sieve and mixes it with silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint and fresh lime juice.
This looks like a perfect drink for a summer get together.
This sounds right up my street. I love elderflower cordial x
Kat | Kitty & B
I’ve never heard of Hugo, but this cocktail has all the ingredients I love! You could possibly use sekt, too?
Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
Ooh it has prosecco in! I have never actually tried Pimms: we had a bottle but Zach smashed it :( Hugo looks great!
Fashion and Style Police
I love the sound of this drink. Sounds tasty.
Gorgeous! In my opinion though, NOTHING beats a glass of wonderful Pimms. I just moved away from the UK after more than 10 years and I miss it!
I’ve had an elderflower and prosseco cocktail before but I didn’t know he was called Hugo! I’ll rootle in the garden for some mint and have one of these tonight I think!