Hugo Cocktail Recipe

The Hugo Cocktail is one of my go-to spritzer cocktails for warm weather days. The champagne balanced out a slight hint of citrus with the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur.

Hugo cocktail recipe

Champagne, sparkling wine, and prosecco are all appropriate ingredients to make the Hugo Cocktail shine.

If you let the lime rest in the drink, the citrus acidity will overpower the rest of the ingredients. Only garnish the lime on the ridge of the glass or do a squeeze of 5-6 drops.

Hugo Cocktail

Michael Kahn
The Hugo Cocktail is one of my go-to spritzer cocktails for warm-weather days. Sparkling champagne, balanced with a hint of citrus and sweet elderflower liqueur, makes this a truly refreshing summer beverage.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine French
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 221 kcal


  • Stepped jigger
  • Champagne glass


  • 1/2 oz Sparkling water
  • 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • 1 glass Champagne
  • 1 sprig Mint For garnish
  • 1 slice Lime For garnish
  • 3 cubes ice


  • Add sparkling water and elderflower liqueur to champagne glass.
  • Top with champagne and add 3 ice cubes.
  • Garnish with slice of lime on rim of glass and wipe inside of glass with mint and leave mint in champagne glass.


Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Champagne, Elderflower liqueur
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