Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz

With floral notes and herbaceous flavors, this effervescent cocktail captures the essence of summer in a glass. A blend of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Prosecco, and sparkling water, the Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz is the perfect drink for a hot day. 

Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz Recipe

Originating in Northern Italy, this delicious cocktail is made with elderflower liqueur, an alcohol made from elderflowers. Italians are famous for their spritzes, from the classic Aperol spritz to the limoncello spritz. This Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz is no different. With high-quality ingredients like St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and Prosecco, this flavorful cocktail will take your taste buds to the next level!

Why You’ll Love It

Easy – This elderflower spritz only uses 5 ingredients, making it the perfect cocktail for beginners!

Flavorful – The elderflower liqueur in this herbaceous cocktail provides a fresh, fruity, sweet flavor, putting you in a spritzy state of mind from the first sip. The berries and thyme also add to the overall taste of this drink. 

Easy-to-Drink – If you’re new to the alcohol world and need something light to sip on, this is a great cocktail for that! The light flavors and bubbly atmosphere make this an easy-to-drink cocktail that will leave you feeling refreshed. 


  • St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur – It’s a bit on the expensive side, but this liqueur is the absolute best on the market! The recipe involves hand-picking 1000 fresh elderflowers at their peak and turning them into a beautifully smooth, floral liqueur.
  • Sparkling Water – Use any kind of sparkling water you like. 
  • Champagne or Prosecco – Use any kind you like. 
  • Sprig of thyme – Rosemary would work here, too. 
  • Handful of mixed berries – Use any kind you like. 

How to Make a Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz

Add all the liquid ingredients to a fancy glass! You can use rocks, champagne, or wine glasses. Add in berries and thyme, and enjoy! 


  • Choose any type of fresh berries you like! Some great options are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination! If using strawberries, make sure to cut them into quarters or even smaller for those giant strawberries.
  • If you want to reduce the alcohol content, feel free to use elderflower syrup instead!
  • This recipe is just a guide! If you want to add more St. Germaine or berries or anything else, feel free to.
  • Feel free to add ice if you like!


  • If you’re looking for a more classic Hugo Spritz, try adding some fresh mint leaves!
  • Want a refreshing twist? Add some fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, or grapefruit juice. 
  • If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, add some simple syrup.


What is elderflower liqueur?

Elderflower liqueur is made from elderflowers, producing a sweet, aromatic alcohol that perfectly complements this refreshing drink. This easy-to-drink liqueur is known as the “bartender’s ketchup” because it pairs well with almost any alcohol, slightly enhancing its taste. 

What is a spritz?

A spritz is a type of drink that originated in Veneto, Italy, in the 1800s when Austrians would water down Italian wines with a splash of soda water. This simple step lightened the wine and turned it into a more refreshing drink rather than a sultry, robust one. 

Where does the Hugo Spritz come from?

Hailing from the south Tyrol region of Italy, the Hugo Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail with the perfect balance of sweet and fresh flavors. Although the Hugo Spritz might seem like an older cocktail, it was actually created in 2005 by bartender Roland Gruber. The Hugo Spritz was originally crafted with lemon balm, but Roland swapped it out for elderflower liqueur and never looked back. Since its inception, the Hugo Spritz has spread across continents, making it one of the most popular alcoholic drinks consumed today. 

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Berry and Thyme Hugo Spritz

  • Author: Girl and the Kitchen


  • St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • Sparkling Water
  • Champagne or Prosecco
  • Sprig of thyme
  • Handful of mixed berries


  1. Add all the liquid ingredients to a fancy glass! You can use rocks, champagne, or wine glasses. Add in berries and thyme, and enjoy!

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