If there’s one thing I love*, it is sitting in my garden sipping a drink on a summer’s evening. While I really enjoy a nice cool glass of prosecco, there is something about a cocktail that is more relaxed and summery. One I love is Hugo, a phenomenon here in Germany. Just before my last pregnancy I was beginning to get sick of it. But this summer I have re-discovered it.
It is a combination of prosecco and elderflower syrup over ice with mint and a dash of sparking water. For me it is made all the more enjoyable by the fact that I am using my homemade elderflower syrup and mint from my own herb garden. I almost feel healthy drinking it.
Per glass you will need:
2 ice cubes
2-3 fresh mint leaves
100ml prosecco or other sparking wine
50ml tonic water (I prefer the taste when made with tonic water rather than mineral water)
1-2 dsp elderflower syrup /cordial, to taste
place the mint in the bottom of the glass and add the ice cubes. Pour the cordial over them. Add the prosecco making sure that it dilutes the cordial. Top up with tonic water. You may need to give it a little stir. Then sit down and enjoy it.
*I’m talking food and drinks love here, not family love, just to be clear.