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Yes, I know – that’s not very nice of me. Of course we all know Hugo!
Elderflower, soda, some bubbly, some mint leaves, a little lime if you like – voilà! Hugo ticks all the boxes of a refreshing summer drink. Ever since about a decade ago there has been no summer without him. He’s this unobtrusive, tasty and delightful companion and – at the same time – the ultimate wingman for elderflower beverages.
This is a tribute to two drinks that have never once let me down thus far. To me they are the drink equivalent of spaghetti with meatballs. Simple, easy to make and yet never boring. Fun and zesty, but not overwhelmingly sweet. What I like about them is that they are in no way heavy but rather refreshing – perfect for a barbecue, a board game night or even brunch. And they look pretty!
Last summer the Moscow Mule had gotten a lot of attention. Also by yours truly. And I do not see why this would be a one summer fad. This drink is much too refreshing and delicious for that!
It was sort of a no-brainer when it came to which ingredient had to be featured in my very first blog post: Gin! Given its current popularity there is always a new kind to try, a new combination to taste. This versatility I just love! So there is definitely more to come. This post, however, is about a specific gin cocktail. An old classic which I fell in love with immediately. In fact, it seems to be a rather forgotten classic since whenever I mention it to someone, they do not recognize it at all.