Bartender Made Cocktails – Mezzanine Hugo

21st November 2022

Bartender Made Cocktails

This article is made in collaboration with Nigel Fernandes, an amazing Bartender in Dubai.

The Cocktail that you are about to make is one of Nigel Fernandes’s Signature Fizz Cocktails, which he makes at Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen in Dubai.

Let’s Meet The Bartender!

“My name is Nigel Fernandes from India, Mumbai. My interest in the bar started when I was a teenager, first I wanted to be a chef but then as I went out I kept seeing a crowd of people gathered always near the bar, that’s where it started and I realised that no great stories ever started having a salad so that is when I totally went in by finding the base and yes my base is a diploma in Bartending from Stir Academy of Bartending and then I moved around a couple of restaurants to make and achieve career goals  and it’s still on but right now I am a head bartender at Mezzanine bar and kitchen which is located in Souk Madinat Jumeirah”Nigel Fernandes

What was the inspiration behind your Mezzanine Hugo Cocktail?

“The word Hugo refers to huge and Mezzanine is the place I show my skill of mixing so it says come in Mezzanine for a huge cocktail.”

The Recipe For The Mezzanine Hugo Cocktail


  • Gin Infused with Elderflower
  • Elderflower Syrup
  • Fresh Mint and Cucumber Smash
  • Lemon Juice
  • Prosecco

How To Make The Mezzanine Hugo Cocktail

  • Gin Infused with Elderflower – 45ml
  • Elderflower Syrup – 10ml
  • Fresh Mint and Cucumber Smash – 3gms
  • Lemon Juice – 15ml
  • Prosecco – 75ml


Images belong to Nigel Fernandes. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.