Drink It Tuesday: Hug L’Originale Sparkling Wine

Hug Sparkling WIne

Oh, can’t it be summer yet? With these well below freezing temperatures blanketing the Northeast for almost a week, I cannot help but think of much warmer days while lounging out by my pool with a glass of wine. Hug L’Originale Sparkling Wine Cocktail brought this much needed feeling back for me. Hug L’Originale is a ready to pour sparkling wine cocktail, reminiscent of ‘summer in a bottle.’ How does Hug stand out from the rest? Made in Italy, it is a unique balance of premium quality Italian Glera and Pinot Grigio grapes, expertly infused with charming aromas of elderflower, mint extracts, and pure lemon juice.

My husband and I enjoyed Hug L’Originale over brunch as an alternative to our traditional mimosas. Garnished with mint over ice, it is perfectly refreshing, adding a little sparkle to your morning! We felt it paired well with fresh fruit and yogurt, French toast with just a drizzle of low sugar fruit syrup, and poached eggs on an English muffin. It is also the ideal drink for a range of occasions including happy hour, birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. Hug is also an innovative aperitif and a distinctive base for heavier cocktails.

I look forward to enjoying Hug L’Originale again this summer! It is such a beautiful bottle and also makes for a great gift for any occasion. The sleek, white wrapping reminds me of sipping wine on a yacht just off of Sag Harbor’s long wharf.

Below is a recipe incorporating Hug L’Originale, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The Fuzzy Hug


  • 1 1/2 oz. Belvedere Peach Nectar Vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon sour
  • 1/2 oz. simply syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. Hug L’Originale


  1. Build all ingredients together over ice. Fill pool cup and lightly stir.
  2. Garnish with pomegranate arils & mint sprig

Hug L’Originale contains just 100 calories per 6 oz. serving with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

http://www.hugwine.com // 951-733-9330


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