Summer sippers often feature light, refreshing flavors. Even though some people will never put down that espresso martini or smoky old fashioned, others prefer to swap the hearty cocktails for an effervescent choice. With the Hugo Spritz, the floral notes balanced with effervescent La Marca Prosecco is a lovely choice for a sunny day.
During the warm weather months, many people look for bright, zesty cocktails that make an impression with flavor and appearance. As the glass is raised in a toast, the look needs to be as enticing as the flavor.
Recently, The Hugo Spritz has seen a popularity spike. While the vibrantly colored Aperol Spritz has yet to wane in popularity, some people might prefer a less herbal option. Even though the flavor can awaken the palate a delectable meal, the cocktail might not be for everyone.
The Hugo Spritz has some commonalities to that Aperol Spritz, but it has a very different flavor. The elderflower liqueur offers a sweet, floral note which is contrasted with the bright, herbal mint. Even before the first sip, it is that mint which creates a lovely anticipation of the enjoyment to come.
Here’s how to make the La Marca Hugo Spritz Recipe
- 4 oz La Marca Prosecco
- 0.5 oz elderflower liqueur
- 1 oz club soda
- 4-5 mint leaves
- Garnish with mint sprig, and lemon or lime
Release the mint oils by holding 4-5 leaves in your fingers and rubbing the interior of a Bordeaux wine glass, then drop the leaves inside. Fill the glass with ice, followed by La Marca Prosecco, elderflower liqueur and club soda. Stir gently and garnish with mint sprig and citrus wheel.
While this cocktail is delightful on its own, it is equally enjoyable with a simple cheese plate, salad, or even a lobster roll. Although it might be a little light to pair with robust barbecue flavors, it is an easy summer sipper that can go from all day at the pool to watching the sun set.
Have you joined the Hugo Spritz cocktail trend? What is your go-to summer cocktail?