Dipping into the Mediterranean, traversing ancient cobblestone streets and twirling tagliatelle onto our forks—visions of an Italian vacation are looping in our minds as summer nears. If, like us, sunbathing at a cafe overlooking the Alps isn’t on the agenda this year, you can arrive there by way of aperitivo (and a Stanley Tucci episode). The latest sipper to sweep Italy and its neighboring countries is the Hugo spritz, a delicate and refreshing mixture of elderflower, mint and citrus.
Like all good trends we’ve discovered this year, we heard about the Hugo on TikTok. “There is no reason you all should be buying an Aperol spritz when the Hugo spritz exists, period,” declared user @arjunmanjunath_, targeting fans of the fizzy orange beverage. What makes the Hugo so delightful? Prepare your stemmed glassware and read on.