Cava HugoThis is the “new” cool drink of the summer, already up, in Germany, and I’m spreading the good news here… Well the original version is from the north of
Italy and it contains prosecco, elderflower, lime and mint. In my Spanish version, I’ve used a nice Cava instead of prosecco, and it taste fantastic!

Cava HugoLast week we add some company over from Germany, and they told me about this drink. Which, they say, is everywhere in South Germany this spring. I already had some elderflower syrup in the fridge, since I am a big fan of those “Holunder Schorle” Austrian drinks, which is made of sparkling water and elderflower syrup. I couldn’t get enough of that simple drink!

This Hugo drink is light, elegant and bubbly, perfect for those hot summer days!

For the ones who doesn’t know the elderflower syrup it’s a deliciously perfumed, flowery and sweet flavour, it’s incomparable to any other syrup… the closest flavour I would say is maybe “Lychee” and if you end up finding a bottle somewhere in an European market, Elderflower syruponline or if you visit central Europe.. make sure to take some back home! Also be careful to choose wisely the bottle since many syrup are “diluted”, or artificially made, just make sure it’s directly made from the flowers. As for a elderflower syrup recipe… I think the flowers might be hard to get in some places, but if you happen to live in Central Europe and know where to pick them up, check this Elderflower syrup recipe. I’ll definitely try it some day. The flowers are blooming from May to June for those lucky guys living close by.

Ok… enough bla bla… let’s get that summer drink ready!

Spanish Hugo (Elderflower and Cava drink)

  • 1 bottle of Cava
  • 1 tbsp of elderflower syrup in each glass
  • mint
  • lime slice
  • ice cubes
  1. Simply pour the cava over 1 tbsp of elderflower syrup, mint and lime and voilà!

That’s the ultimate way to start summer! Enjoy!

Cava Hugo


  1. I love Elderflower! It’s such a lovely pairing with wine! If only it wasn’t so pricey! Great drink to share 🙂

  2. I stopped at a little winery on Kansas one time and picked up a bottle of Elderberry wine. I’ve been looking for a way to use it. Hmmmm… I wonder if this recipe could be adapted? I’ll see if I can find some Cava and let you know

    • I believe the berry is quite different than the flower… but you should try it out anyways! Maybe you’ll invent some nice new drink! Let me know;)

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