Helmut Sour mixed by MyBeverageGuide

The Helmut Sour has a balanced and fresh taste of elderflower, combined with lemon and sweet vermouth.
The recipe is a riff on an existing recipe with different ingredients.


  • 10 ml
    HYGGE gin (Gin)
  • 50 ml
    HELMUT – Der Weiße (White Vermouth)
  • 20 ml
    Elderflower Syrup Giffard (elderflower syrup)
  • 30 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
how to mix:

Add all ingredients into the shaker, and shake a little. Straind into the prepared wine glass and add your garnish.

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


bar technique:
Shake, Strain
White Wine Glass
lemon twist


Aperitivo, Fresh, Sour
After-Dinner Delights, Cruise Ship Specials, Culinary Creations
golden Yellow

aroma chart

  • Sour
  • Fruity
  • Sweetness
  • Alc. Strength
Elderflower, Lemon, White Flowers
astringent tannins

detailed mixing 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


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

mise en place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range.

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 =)

  • about : Timo Wessels

    Timo Wessels is a passionate bartender dedicated to improving his bartending skills. His love for beverages extends to spirits, liqueurs, beer, wine, and coffee, and he actively seeks knowledge in these areas. As a certified spirit and beer sommelier, Timo enjoys sharing his expertise and teaching others. Through MyBeverageGuide, his goal is to create a global knowledgebase for bartenders, hobbyists, and producers alike.

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