Hugo Spritz, anyone? Enjoy my favorite classic cocktail with me! I’m celebrating with a Hugo Spritz – an iconic St. Germain bubbly cocktail infused with mint and lime. Those flavors, in combination with the sparkling Prosecco and elderflower (thanks to the St. Germain) create a cocktail that speaks to spring and summer. It’s refreshing and delicious, and I think you’re going to love it too!

A refreshing Hugo spritz cocktail with lime and mint in a tall glass.
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I currently enjoy a glass of Prosecco even more than my long-loved red wine. In fact, I’ve become a big fan of those bubbles, and even more so when I upgraded them with a little St Germain! There’s just something about that refreshing combination that has my heart. With that in mind, I order a Hugo Spritz any time it’s on a bar menu. I love the combination of lime with the hints of floral and bubbles.

This cocktail feels a little feminine thanks to the floral notes, and it has just the perfect amount of sweetness that is balanced by the lime. It’s become one of my favorite drinks ever! Much like a mimosa, it’s perfect for celebratory occasions, or any day I want to sip something that feels fabulous and a little special.

Make one, or make a full pitcher – cheers to that! I’ll show you how!

A glass of Hugo spritz garnished with fresh mint leaves and a slice of lime.

Shopping List

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  • St‑Germain
  • Prosecco
  • Club Soda
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Lime
A bottle of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, a bottle of LaMarca prosecco, a can of Fever-Tree premium club soda, and slices of lime arranged on a marble surface for

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • St Germain – Though this brand is our longtime favorite, any elderflower liqueur will do. St. Elder is another option, and a touch less expensive.
  • Prosecco – We love a Prosecco (or any kind of sparkling wine) in this cocktail, but you can use your favorite bottle of bubbles. Our favorite brand is La Marca – great flavor and a great price point, too. Make a Rosé Spritz for a fun variation too!
  • Club Soda – Choose your favorite type of sparkling soda here! We love the Fever Tree brand for cocktails, but any will do. You can even mix it up and top your Hugo spritz with a flavored sparkling soda if you’d like.
  • Fresh Mint – Release the oil in the mint leaves by stirring them a bit with the St-Germain, to make your cocktail even more aromatic.
  • Lime – Lime can act as a garnish in this cocktail, or you can choose to muddle it a bit to be more lime forward. The choice is yours!
A glass of Hugo spritz with mint leaves and a lime wedge, accompanied by a gold-colored stirring spoon on a marble surface.
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Tips from my Test Kitchen

Don’t muddle your mint for this cocktail (it makes the mint a little bitter). You can, however, stir the leaves a bit with your spoon to release the oils.

For more lime and mint infusion in your spritz, add the wedge of lime to the base of the glass with the mint leaves, and stir them together a bit. Then, add ice and pour the ingredients over this base.

A refreshing Hugo Spritz garnished with lemon and mint leaves.

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A glass of Hugo spritz with mint leaves and a lime wedge, accompanied by a gold-colored stirring spoon on a marble surface.
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Hugo Spritz

My Hugo Spritz is a delicate, balanced blend of the iconic St. Germain, mint and lime. It's easy to make a whole pitcher, too!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • ounces St Germain or any elderflower liqueur
  • 2 ounces Prosecco
  • 2 ounces Club Soda (seltzer, soda water or sparkling water will all work here)
  • 8 Mint leaves + a stem for garnish
  • ¼ Lime (Use a wedge for garnish)

Instructions 

  • Fill wine glass with ice.
    A wine glass filled with ice cubes on a marble surface with a sprig of mint leaves nearby.
  • Add St‑Germain and mint leaves.
    1½ ounces St Germain, 8 Mint leaves
    Pouring a Hugo spritz into a glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Top with Prosecco and club soda Gently stir to combine.
    2 ounces Club Soda, 2 ounces Prosecco
    Pouring a Hugo spritz into a glass with ice and mint leaves.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge.
    ¼ Lime
    A refreshing Hugo Spritz garnished with lemon and mint leaves.

Julie’s Tips

Don’t muddle your mint for this cocktail (it makes the mint a little bitter). You can, however, stir the leaves a bit with your spoon to release the oils.
For more lime and mint infusion in your spritz, add the wedge of lime to the base of the glass with the mint leaves, and stir them together a bit. Then, add ice and pour the ingredients over this base.
The sweeter bottle of bubbles you choose, the sweeter your cocktail will be. Choose a dry Prosecco or Rosé for a good balance.
Want to make a pitcher? Use a full bottle of Prosecco (30 ounces), 12 ounces (1½ cups) of St-Germain and top it with 24 ounces of club soda. Add the Prosecco and club soda just before serving.
Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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10 Comments

  1. OMG!! These are so good, I have not had St Germain mixed with Prosecco, but what really makes it nice is the mint and fresh lime, so refreshing. Thanks for the “new” drink, so refreshing for the summer
    I’m headed to Bonefish tomorrow night, I wonder if they are familiar with a “Hugo” I’ll let you know!!

    1. Hi Emily,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this cocktail, it’s so refreshing! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Julie

  2. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! Prosecco is my go to drink of choice and this is a perfect way to enjoy it!

    1. Hi Betty,
      I’m so glad to hear it! The St Germain is really the ultimate upgrade.
      Have a wonderful week,
      Julie

  3. 5 stars
    This is my favorite cocktail and your recipe is delicious!! We were in Ravello on the Amalfi coast at the Belmond Hotel for Mother’s Day dining Al Fresco and the waiter recommended the Hugo!! The 4 of us fell in love with our Hugo and the Amalfi Coast. I served these at my friend’s house for her Memorial Day party and they were a “Hugo” hit!! Thank you bringing back memories–CHEERS!!

    1. Oh my goodness, what a priceless memory! I love that food and drinks can bring those vacation memories to life for us.
      Have a wonderful week, and thanks so much for your comment.
      Julie

  4. 4 stars
    Just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand, I love Aperol Spritz as well! This drink is insanely refreshing but I would advise that if you plan to have more than one don’t have anything else planned for the rest of your afternoon, they will sneak up on you! They are so refreshing, you forget that you’re drinking alcohol! Highly recommend for a cool summer cocktail!

    1. Hi Sherry!
      Thanks so much for your review, and I agree – this is the best afternoon cocktail!
      Have a wonderful day,
      Julie