Deutschland ist Weltmeister! And it’s time to raise a glass. Have a beer! It’s been 24 years since Germany won the World Cup and now we finally earned our 4th star. If you are German, there is no way that you are not a soccer fan, at least during the World Cup. Every game that Germany wins is celebrated all through the night. People just get into their cars and drive around honking for hours, singing and dancing on the streets. 

But, if you don’t like beer or could care less about the World Cup, have a Hugo. A wonderful drink that is just the right thing on a warm summer night whether you have something to celebrate or not.

  • ice cubes
  • 3 cl of elderflower syrup (one fluid ounce or 1/8th cup)
  • 15 cl of Prosecco or sparkling wine (5 fluid ounces or 1/2 cup plus 1/8th cup)
  • 2 cl of sparkling mineral water (2/3 fluid ounces or a scant 1/8 cup)
  • 1 slice of lime
  • some fresh mint

Place the mint leaves into a tall glass. Give the leaves a few taps with the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the ice cubes and the lime slice. Pour the elderflower syrup, Prosecco and mineral water into the glass. Stir and serve with a straw for sipping.


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