Helmut Schorle

Recipe by Timo Wessels | Updated on 3. February 2023

The Helmut Schorle is a fruit drink with an herbal character. It's mixed with red and white Vermouth from Germany and is served with cucumber.

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  • 40ml Helmut – Der Weiße (white vermouth)
  • 20ml Helmut – Der Rote (red vermouth)
  • 5ml Lemon Juice Fresh (citrus juice)
  • 100ml Schweppes Dry Tonic Water (tonic water)
White Wine Glass
build in / float

3x cucumber wheel

Mixing Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients except the floating liquid (red vermouth) into the serving glass. Add ice cubes and float the liquid onto the drink.
  2. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Prepare your garnish.
  4. Pour all the ingredients except the floating liquid (red vermouth)into the white wine glass.
  5. Add ice cubes to the white wine glass.
  6. Add your garnish.

how to garnish

  • 3x cucumber wheel, Place it on the ice.

Mixing Tips


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • Make sure your carbonated filler is cold and fresh.


  • If you want to float a liquid, it's better to add your (garnish/ stirrer/ stick) first. Otherwise, you might destroy the floating effect.
Aperitivo, Fancy, Herbal
ice cubes for the serving glass
Bar Equipment:
Knife, Long Tweezer, Bottle Opener, Jigger, Ice Tong

Long Tweezer
Bottle Opener
Ice Tong

Editor Recipe Notes

The idea for this drink came during the summertime. We wanted to create a herbal drink with vermouth, but it should be lighter and easy to make.

It ends up with red and white vermouth as the base. Fill up with tonic water and garnish with cucumber slices. It’s delightful, and you can drink several of those cause its a Low ABV drink.

Flavour and Texture


apple green, citrus, cucumber


citrus, cucumber, verveine tea


elegant, lively, structured

Table Of Contents

170 ml = 1 serving