We were recently in Salzburg-one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to! If you ever have a chance to visit I highly recommend. The town is just breathtaking! The people are so friendly and the food is to die for!! We met up with our niece, Bettina, who is from there and we were lucky enough to have her show us around and take us to some amazing spots. One of the spots was the It was just gorgeous!! And the one thing that my niece insisted on me ordering was the Hugo Cocktail. I was very skeptical because it looks so “cocktaily”, but it was DELICIOUS!!! I ordered it about 5 more times on our trip. It is SO refreshing and gorgeous! It is the PERFECT drink for summer. My husband even loved it and he does not like cocktails other than a dry martini or a Meyers and Tonic so for him to order it, it must be good:)
One of the staple ingredients in the cocktail is Elderberry Syrup which is really hard to find in the States so I substituted it for St.Germain Liquor which is very easy to find in any liquor store in America. It does have alcohol in it, obviously, but you only use a little. It is very, very sweet so you only need a small amount so the bottle (about $40) will last you about 3 years:). Oh and keep in mind that the Elderberry syrup you can buy in the grocery store is Black Elderberry and is not sweet and will make the drink dark purple. I have linked an Elderberry Syrup you can get on Amazon if you want to use a syrup without alcohol, but why would you, lol! But, in all seriousness you use the non-alcoholic Elderberry Syrup (from Amazon) to flavor water, drizzle in your tea, drizzle over pancakes or over ice cream…
Another note-I really hate Prosecco, its just too sweet! I am a true Champagne drinker as my dear friend Amanda will tell you so for me to venture over to the Prosecco side was hard, but in this cocktail it was perfect! Plus Prosecco is WAY cheaper than Champagne so win, win!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
A refreshing cocktail blending fresh mint, elderflower, Prosecco and sparkling water! Perfect poolside drink.
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1/2 lime, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon St. Germain Liquor or Elderberry Syrup
- 1 cup Prosecco
- Sparkling Water
Rub mint leaves between your hands to release the oils. Place in a large wine glass.
Add lime slices and using a spoon gently mash the limes to release some of the juice. Fill glass with ice.
Add St. Germain Liquor, Prosecco and Sparking Water. Serve Cold!