The Hugo

The Hugo Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Sarah Cave
Make this rum-and-ginger drink ahead, if you like. Follow directions through Step 1; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Proceed with Step 2 when you're ready to serve.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


2 cups dark rum
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
1/2 cup store-bought ginger juice
5 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. sugar
8 dashes of bitters (optional)
1 (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled
Garnish: lime slices


1. Combine first 4 ingredients and, if desired, bitters in a pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves.

2. Pour mixture into 8 (10-oz.) rocks glasses filled with ice; top with club soda.

Matt Lee and Ted Lee,

Adapted from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, copyright 2013 by Matt Lee and Ted Lee.,

Southern Living

March 2013
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