June 30th, 2012

Virgin Hugo

Virgin Hugo If you would have asked me one week ago what Hugo is, I would probably answered: It is the ghost from the game Mitternachtsparty, one of my favourite board game in my childhood.

But as I learned this week Hugo is a drink, too. It contains sparkling wine, mint leaves, elderflower syrup and limes. To be honest, this would not temp me a lot. But the virgin variation, using sparkling water instead of wine was something I had to try immediately.

I found the recipe at Paules Kitchen, who got it from  Nadine of Dreierlei Liebelei. And when I did my first sip, I was directly in love with this drink. A little bit sweet, a little bit sour, with aromatic elderflowers and refreshing mint it is the perfect refreshment for warm and humid summer days.

Virgin Hugo

for 1 GlasVirgin Hugo 2

  • ice cubes
  • 1 Tbs Elderflower syrup
  • 1/2 lime (organically grown, if possible)
  • 1 small branch Mint
  • sparkling water

Place ice cubes, elderflower syrup and mint in a glas. Crush the mint leaves with a drinking straw. Add the lime juice and fill with sparkling water.

5 Responses t_on Virgin Hugo

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  2. Kevin Franke June 13th, 2013

    Statt Mineralwasser eignet sich auch bestens Sprite – super lecker, Cheers

    1. Stefanie June 13th, 2013

      @Kevin Franke: Für meinen Geschmack ist das nichts, mir ist Sprite zu süß und erschlägt ausserdem das feine Holunderblütenaroma


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