Helmut Sour
by MyBeverageGuide

A floral, citrusy cocktail with golden color served in a wine glass and garnished with lemon zest.

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Recipe & Ingredients

Amount Product Category
10 ml HYGGE gin Gin
50 ml HELMUT – Der Weiße white sweet vermouth
20 ml giffard elderflower syrup elderflower syrup
30 ml citrus juice

Garnish

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 lemon twist squeeze and drop into the glass.

Preparation

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Technique:

shake / strain

Glassware:

White Wine Glass

Categories:
Aperitivo Sour Fresh

Drink Description

<<The Helmut Sour has a balanced and fresh taste of elderflower, combined with lemon and sweet vermouth.>>

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Mixing Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into the shaker.
  2. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixed liquid into the prepared wine glass filled with ice cubes.
  4. Add your garnish.

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. Add all ingredients into the shaker.
  6. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  7. Dry shake for about 15 seconds.
  8. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  9. Add around 5 to 6 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  10. Strain into the serving glass.
  11. Add your garnish.
  12. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

Mise En Place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.

Ice

  • 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.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • Make sure your carbonated filler is cold and fresh.

Technique

  • You can pour your mixed drink into the serving glass. And pour your filler on it. Now you can add the ice. There is no need to stir the drink anymore. But be careful because it can splash out of the glass while adding ice.

Garnish

  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

Mise en Place

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Bar Equipment:

Cocktail Shaker
Jigger
Zester

Garnish:

1x lemon twist

Editor Recipe Notes

I really love this drink. It is floral, lightly citrusy, well-balanced, and very refreshing. The Helmut Sour uses the “Helmut der Weisse,” which is a Bianco-style vermouth. You just mix it with some store-bought elderflower syrup, and some lemon, and that’s it =)

It’s a good alternative if someone is asking for a Hugo cocktail. And it makes me always proud if a guest really likes this drink =)

Essential Infos

Name:
Helmut Sour
Style:

Sour

Bar Technique:

shake
strain

Ingredients by Category:
Gin
white sweet vermouth
elderflower syrup
citrus juice
Garnish:

lemon twist

Color:

light cream yellow

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

elderflower
lemon
white flowers

Flavour

citrus zest
elderflower

Texture

elegant
delicate

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