In Italy, people like to drink. It’s true. They don’t get crazy, but wine and apertifs are undeniably a part of Italian culture. If you’re not into the traditional spritz (with Aperol or Campari liquor), then I definitely recommend opting for the hugo. This light and tasty drink is made with dry Prosecco (sparkling white wine), soda water, elderflower syrup, and mint. It’s like a classier mojito, if you will. In Italy, because of their alphabet, “hugo” is actually pronounced “oo-go” and pairs nicely with some pre-dinner snacks. Now – get drinkin!
1 part Elderflower concentrate
3 parts Italian Prosecco (dry)
1 wedge of lime, squeezed
Add ice cubes to a large wine glass.
In a separate container, muddle the mint with a pestle or with your fingertips.
Add the mint and lime juice to a glass (or glasses). Add 1 part elderflower concentrate, then top with 3 parts Prosecco.
*Feature photo courtesy of http://www.portandfin.com