Food Voyager

Top 5 Swiss drinks you can enjoy within the comfort of your homes

With a mountainous landscape, stunning natural scenery, vast lakes and amazing weather, Switzerland is the ideal place to enjoy some warm and cold refreshing drinks. As travelling yet seems like a distant dream, Switzerland bring to you some of its well-known Swiss drinks that you can enjoy while you are here.

Heisse Schoggi or Heisse Schokolade

Here are the 5 Swiss drinks from the gourmet paradise along with recipes to try at home

  1. Hot Chocolate

Switzerland is the land of chocolate after all, so a steaming mug of hot chocolate should be on your list. Hot Chocolate is also popularly known as Heisse Schoggi or Heisse Schokolade and it can be served a few different ways.

You can pick your favourite pre-made chocolate powder like the famous Cadbury Hot Chocolate Drink, Cadbury Cocoa Powder and for a more malty drink go for Ovaltine. Mix your chocolate powder with steaming hot milk and voila! You are ready to sip onto a soul satisfying, warm chocolatey drink. This can be your go-to drink these rainy days and will certainly keep the kids happy as well.

Expert tip: Add a generous helping of whipped cream or heavy cream on the side.

  • Cranberry Mule

While you celebrate your Friday evening indoors with your family, do not forget the cocktails! Switzerland’s seasonal twist on a Moscow Mule is sure to be your new favourite while you chit-chat your way into the weekend.

Get crafty with ice cubes and garnishes. Make ice in a tray and place a fresh cranberry into each section and freeze. You could pick up a pack of inexpensive cocktail picks and thread a few fresh cranberries on them for garnish or add a sprig of mint along with a lime wedge. If you are looking to cut calories you can substitute diet ginger ale and diet cranberry juice to make it a little lighter.

Moscow Mule is popularly served in copper mugs, but you can use any short glass you have and jazz the presentation. Enjoy with friends and family. Cheers!

  • Kafi Luz

This drink is for the die- hard coffee lover and for someone who is up for an experiment. Famously known as Kafi Luz or Kafi Fertig, this traditional drink that originated in the 18th century smells more like alcohol than coffee. It is a treat to sip on while you sit next to your partner on a Saturday night and binge watch your favourite TV show.

The Kafi Luz is a Swiss coffee that is usually made with Träsch—fruit brandy produced from pear and apple pomace that is mainly enjoyed in Central Switzerland. The recipe includes 4 ingredients like Träsch, sugar, boiling water, and instant coffee. Combine them and your good to go!

The drink should be pale and transparent, and it is typically served in a tall stemmed glass.

  • Pimms

Glass of Pimms is truly a classic for a warm day. A favourite with the English, this light, refreshing drink has a dark rich colour, fruity content and surely is a DIY material while you dream of the Alps.

So how do you make the perfect Pimms? It’s easy and takes all of 5 minutes, all you need 1 part Pimm’s and 3 parts lemonade add in lots of ice cubes, 1 slice each of orange and lemon, 2 slices cucumber, 1 strawberry sliced and a sprig of mint.

Fill a glass 1/2 full of ice & pour in the Pimm’s. Add fruit and some more ice. Top with lemonade, stir and serve to your family and friends in tall glasses.

Apérol Spritz
  • Apérol Spritz

Aperol Spritz cocktail has a fabulous orange in colour that oozes Summer. This bright drink is a combination of sweet liqueur and white wine or fizzy Prosecco. It is refreshing with a bitter-sweet after taste.

Here is how you make it take – 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Apérol, 1-part soda/ sparkling water and ice cubes. Place ice cubes in a wine glass, add the Aperol, Prosecco, soda and top with a slice of orange for the perfect drink.

Create and experiment with famous drinks from Switzerland from the comfort of your homes while you dream now of the magical destination and travel later.

Related posts

Vicky Ratnani - The Chef With Finesse

Celebrity Chef Vicky Ratnani believes in food that is Indian at heart and global in outlook in this pre-Covid interview Food’s never…

Shannon Bennett - The Green Crusader

Clean and sustainable culinary practices are not just fads, but a way of life says Australia’s favourite chef, Shannon Bennett in a…

Manish Mehrotra - Rare Culinary Exemplar

A people’s person Manish Mehrotra says his mantra is “Cook exactly the way people want” in a pre-Covid interview with Today’s Traveller…

Ranveer Brar - Life on a Plate

Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar gets candid about his food philosophy and the importance of being resourceful in the kitchen in a pre-Covid…

Sunday Sundowner at chic Ottimo at West View ITC Maurya Delhi

Meander lazily through the easy breezy Sunday Sundowner at Ottimo at West View ITC Maurya Delhi.

Chef Amitesh Virdi is new Executive Chef at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove & Spa

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove & Spa announced the newest member of its celebrated crew, Chef Amitesh Virdi, who has been named…

ITC Hotels launch the Biryani & Pulao Collection

ITC Hotels’ tradition of culinary excellence is reflected in its well-researched cuisine concepts that underline the brand’s objective to showcase the best…

You Choose, We Cook at the Farmer’s Basket at Pluck

The Farmer’s Basket at Pluck lets you pluck your fresh vegetables

Ravinder Panwar appointed new Executive Chef at the luxury Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

Hyatt Regency Gurgaon announced the appointment of Ravinder Panwar as Executive Chef.

Celebrated Chef Arvind Rai, The Ashok wins popular ‘The Golden Hat’ at Indian Culinary Forum

Chef Arvind Rai, Senior Executive Chef, The Ashok, New Delhi was honored with ‘The Golden Hat’ award at the 17th Annual Chef Awards on International Chefs Day by the Indian Culinary Forum (IFC).