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There are approximately 75 calories in one serving of Hugo.

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Hugo image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

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UB Verdot Old Fashioned 12.6oz


Mint leaf & lime wedge

How to make:

POUR ingredients into ice-filled glass and briefly stir.

2 fl oz Prosecco sparkling wine
2/3 fl oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
5/12 fl oz Thomas Henry Soda Water

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This recipe is light on elderflower liqueur to make a relatively dry drink. Those after a sweeter version may prefer to follow the standard 3:2:1 Spritz formula with 45 prosecco, 30ml elderflower and 12.5ml soda.


Pronounced 'Ugo', this spritz-style cocktail was created in 2005 by "Roland "Ak" Gruber at his San Zeno wine and cocktail bar in his hometown of South Tyrol in northern Italy. Prior to returning home to open his own bar, Ak had bartended in Switzerland and after closing his bar returned to there. It was while bartending in Switzerland that this cocktail became a well-known contemporary classic.

Ak originally named his drink "Otto" but quickly renamed this riff on a classic Spritz Veneziano. Originally made with lemon balm syrup, at some point, what was now a Hugo changed to being made with more readily available elderflower syrup and then elderflower liqueur.

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