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Where to find the best Summer cocktails in Zurich made with Williams Pear Schnapps?

This summer I discovered a new way of enjoying cocktails. There is a Schnapps, or let’s call it Eau-de-vie branded Williamine from the company MorandIt’s made of Swiss William Pears originating from the region of Wallis. My first thought when hearing that Schnapps can be mixed into a cocktail was bit skeptical. After having tried it with different sweet components as for example home made lemon/orange sirup I got fascinated from its mild and fruity taste.

On tour through Zurich Bars to find Summer Cocktails with Williamine

A Zurich blogging tour through some Cocktail Bars showed me how to combine this delicious schnapps best. My tour started at Kronenhalle Bar where Christian, an experienced Barkeeper in town, mixed Williamine in a simple way with some Lemon skin, Bitter lemon and a flower flavor called Blütenzauber of the brand The seventh sense. By the way, Restaurant Kronenhalle has probably the best Zürich Geschnetzletes in town. Get more on my foodguide here.

I continued the summer cocktail tour at Tales Bar located at Selnaustrasse. Here Jakob mixed Williamine with egg white, fresh lime juice, home made lemon/orange sciroppo, orange bitter and maraschino. This combination was super sweet and my favorite I have to say.

My last stop was at Cinchona Bar at 25Hours Hotels Langstrasse. Here Sebastian mixed the Williamine with Ginger Beer and some lime juice. Their signature cocktails are with Highballs. I stopped by here in the afternoon to follow their philosophy of Daydrinking! I absolutely enjoyed that one, too!

Which is your favorite way to drink Williamine? Do you prefer a sweet, dry or sour cocktail?

     

Win a bottle of Williamine!

I have one bottle of Williamine for you. You can perfectly enjoy it at home, too. Maybe even pure for cold winter days in a hot tea.

Here is the question:

I enjoyed Williamine as a Cocktail at Tales Bar. The Williamine Cocktail is called LeeLoo. This name is of a caractere that plays in a movie, do you know which one it is?

A) Lord of the Rings

B) Games of Thrones

C) The Fifth Element

Send me your answer at marina@lovefoodish.com or comment below by September 22, 2017 and enter to the price drawing. Follow me on instagram !

Leave your comment here!

Who is Williamine and how is it produced?

A premium Eau-de-vie produced in the Swiss region of Wallis made of the Williams pear AOP. In this area of Switzerland the climate is just ideal to give these fruits an intense, harmonic fresh taste. The William pears are picked green. They mature in crates until they reach the ideal maturity level, then they are sorted out, crushed and fermented. After they are distilled and stored at least 6 months before they are sold on the market. The company Morand is a well experienced distiller, get more information on the company and its product selection here.

 

This is a sponsored article in collaboration with Morand.

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Top 3 Ice Cream Shops Zurich

gelateria di berna

Zurich Blogging in Summer throws you back south! Get inspired by 3 Gelati shops I discovered for you with the rating: TOP TOP TOP

What happened the last month in Zurich makes every gelato lover happy. The choice of artisan gelato in Zurich is wonderful! I put the top 3 Zurich gelato shops together for you. Feel free to add one, should I have missed it!

Criteria that make the gelato land on my top 3 list

  • fresh ingredients
  • homemade, not artificial in the taste
  • no food additives, no concentrates, no sirups nor food colorings
  • low sugar content/cream taste
  • light in the belly
  • creative flavors

Here my favorite gelati shops in town

Want to have a look on my Zurich Coffee Guide, too? Get an inspiration on Specialty Coffee here!

Gelateria di Berna

Gelateria di Berna is a term to everybody that has A. been in Berne already and B. loves homemade organic ice cream that is not too creamy but genuine and pure in the taste. Get Gelati di Berna now in Zürich at Weststrasse 196, Brupbacherplatz close to Lochergut.

Between Livorno and Follonica, where all began

The history of Michael, David and Hansmartin is lovely. They used to eat Gelati as they were kids during their camping holidays somewhere between Livorno and Follonica in Italy. The desire of having this summer moment back home motivated them to create their own artisan Gelati in Switzerland. That’s how Gelati di Berna was founded in Berne 2010.
That’s where I had my first best Gelato out of Italy.

Their recipes follow ancient Italian Gelato traditions. They trained gelato making in Verona from artisan Gelato makers. This to create their ice cream as authentic and tasty as possible. Find 30 creative flavors to choose out. Vegan and lactose free.
Creative gelato combinations as strawberry sorbet with Aceto Balsamico, seasonal rhubarb ice cream or a scoop of Fior di Latte Lavender, wait for you.

More than fair is the price. 3.50 CHF for 2 scoops and on top of that you get a flavor to try.

www.gelateriadiberna.ch

Hasta Ice cream Shop

This company produces ice cream out of a family passion, too. Paulo’s father Rolf is a passionate food lover since ever. That is how he started producing ice cream 20 years ago in Argentina. Back in Switzerland he wanted to make this delicacy available to the Swiss folk. The first shop opened in Sion/Wallis 15 years ago, now they are in Zurich at Spitalgasse 5 close to the Niederdorf.

Hasta stands for Heladeria Argentina-Suiza Totalmente Artesanal

The whole family loved this ice cream and motivated Rolf to start running a ice cream shop back in time. Paulo is running the shop in Zurich. His brother contributed to the company, too by drawing the logo at the age of 6! I love the drawing!

Their Gelato is 100 % natural, fresh and mostly seasonal ingredients are used. The selection of fruity flavor is creative and variegated. My favorite is the bergamot flavor that is a crossing between a orange and a lemon. For the chocolate flavor you get best swiss chocolate from Felchlin.

Price is 4 CHF a scoop.

www.hasta.ch

Gelateria Leonardo

This ice cream shop is offering traditional home made Italian ice cream since 1999. Leonardo Perizzato came to Switzerland to make his dream reality. They started with a small shop. Today Leonardo’s gelato is available all over the city, even in selected restaurants or for catering.

I love to stopp by at their pop up in front of Globus at Bellevue. Find them also at Sihlcity or at their Gelateria & Bar in the shopping mall Glattzentrum.

Their flavor selection is mixed from seasonal fruits as creamy nutella or zuppa inglese. Some flavors are really experimental. I tried the Linzertorte  which is a typical swiss cake with hazelnuts and raspberry jam, it was delicious! Their gelato is 100% natural and prepared following ancient Italian gelato recipes.

www.gelaterialeonardo.ch

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