Helbing’s Sunshine Sipper

Recipe by Timo Wessels | Updated on 24. April 2023

Hamburg's Helbing meets tropical tang in this effervescent cocktail of Pampelmouse, grapefruit, and pineapple bitter.

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  • 30ml Helbing (caraway liqueur)
  • 20ml Pampelle Ruby L'apéro (grapefruit liqueur)
  • 20ml Lemon Juice Fresh (lemon juice)
  • 7drops Ms Better’s Pineapple Star Anise Bitters (aromatic bitters)
  • 80ml Thomas Henry Pink Grapefruit Lemonade (grapefruit lemonade)
White Wine Glass
build in

1x lime zest

Mixing Instructions

  1. Add ice cubes to the serving glass.
  2. Pour the carbonated filler into the serving glass. You can also measure it before with the jigger.
  3. Add your garnish.
  4. Top up with liqueur.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Prepare your garnish.
  5. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  6. Add ice cubes to the serving glass.
  7. Add a cocktail stirrer to the serving glass.
  8. Pour the carbonated filler into the serving glass. You can also measure it before with the jigger.
  9. Add your garnish.
  10. Top up with liqueur.

how to garnish

  • 1x lime zest, Press the oils out of the lime peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Drop the garnish into the drink.

Mixing Tips


  • Try to add the ice cubes into the glass by the end. Do it carefully. Otherwise, you might spill the liquid, or due to the acid of the citrus juice, you will create a lot of foam that spills over.


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.
Aperitivo, Fancy, Fresh
ice cubes for the serving glass
Bar Equipment:
Jigger, Bottle Opener, Zester

Bottle Opener

Editor Recipe Notes

Introducing my latest creation, Helbing’s Sunshine Sipper! As a passionate bartender, I’ve crafted this delightful blend of pampelmouse and grapefruit lemonade, creating a fizzy, refreshing base. To elevate the experience, I’ve infused it with pineapple bitters, adding a touch of tropical flair. The star ingredient, Helbing, is a traditional caraway liqueur from Hamburg, infusing the drink with a delicate herbal essence. Perfect for sipping on sun-soaked afternoons or warm evenings, the Helbing’s Sunshine Sipper will transport your taste buds to a vibrant oasis. Enjoy this well-balanced, effervescent masterpiece on your next visit. Cheers!

Flavour and Texture




candied fruit


light bodied

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