The Hugo Cocktail


This is the perfect summer drink to serve guests during the warmer weather and BBQ season.  Deeply refreshing and very easy to make.


  • 1 part gin
  • A glass half-filled with ice
  • Good splash of elderflower cordial
  • Several mint leaves
  • Lime wedge
  • 3 parts Prosecco or any Brut sparkling wine (non-sweet)
  • Soda water


  • Pour a generous measure of gin into a glass half-filled with ice.
  • Add a good splash of elderflower cordial.
  • Tuck in several mint leaves, squeeze over a lime wedge and drop it in.
  • Top up with prosecco and add a splash of soda water

NB Can omit the soda water if using a very dry sparkling wine as I find it’s refreshing enough on its own and I don’t like diluting the flavours.  Cheers.