Switzerland has almost as many winter drinks as it has mountains. Even though the Swiss may not have a reputation for drinking a lot, a rich drinking tradition continues throughout the land. Andie Pilot's new book, Drink like the Swiss, allows you to explore Switzerland through its drinks.
Below, we are giving you a winter drink recipe to try. Whether you drink it for après-ski, or you skip the skiing altogether, this warm concoction is bound to warm your belly. So let's raise a glass and drink like the Swiss.
This is a great alternative for children who can't drink the heady and alcoholic Glühwein so beloved in the winter months – though you can always use boozy cider if the occasion demands.
- 2 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- A nub of ginger, peeled and sliced
- 4 cloves
- 2 star anise
- 1 vanilla bean, sliced open
- 1 litre Süssmost (apple juice)
- 1 pot
With a vegetable peeler, peel off a few thin sections of rind. Juice the lemon and the oranges, add to the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients. Warm over medium heat, but don't boil. Serve warm.
Santé / Proscht / Cincin / Cheers!