Hugo - The Rheinhessen refreshment for mild summer nights

Hugo - The Rheinhessen refreshment for mild summer nights

A summer without Hugo is unimaginable in Rheinhessen! When the days get longer and the wine fest season starts, this wine-based cocktail is the perfect choice.

Every Straußwirtschaft (Rheinhessen German for wine bar) has it on the menu. And there is nothing better than a freshly made Hugo straight from the wine maker!

Since we want to share this special part of Rheinhessen culture with you, we have added a (personally approved) recipe below.

We hope you enjoy it!


  • 2cl elderflower sirup
  • 160ml prosecco
  • a shot of soda
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1/2 of lime
  • some ice cubes 

 Hugo is usually served in a champagne or red wine glas. 

  1. Cut the lime into two slices. Take one slice and gently squeeze it into the glass so that you get a few drops of juice. Take the second slice and either drop it into the glass or stick it to the rim.
  2. Add the elderflower sirup, the mint leaves and some ice cubes.
  3. Top up with prosecco and a shot of soda (for that extra bit of sparkle).
  4. Add a straw and stir gently to stop the sirup from collecting at the bottom.