Prune liqueur for Christmas

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Etter-Weihnachts-Pfluemli_b3About two years ago around Christmas time I discovered a plum liqueur called Christmas Pflümli. After studying the bottle carefully I had learned that it was from Switzerland. I have to confess since I consume very rarely any alcoholic beverage at first sight I was totally attracted by the bottle, but then tasting the liqueur I was also delighted with its excellent taste since the drop had a very diverse flavour which smelled primarily by coriander, cinnamon and cloves. However in the background, I felt subtle spices that softened the bouquet maybe to ensure a balanced harmony. Later on the palate, the Christmas Pflümli enchanted me with its very soft consistency and versatile marks that resembled the aromas in the nose. Liking it I decided to buy one bottle for the Christmas season and it would be just the thing!
Description of the prune liqueur

Tradition, quality and craftsmanship are in the Etter family for over 150 years. The secret of this divine liqueur the fruit which is a small variety of Swiss Loehr prunes and it is a specialty of central Switzerland. The ripe plums fall from the tree, are picked and carefully processed and distilled. This Etter Weihnachts (Christmas) pflümli (prune) is a very special liqueur and is prepared from ripe plums and fine spices such as cinnamon, clove and coriander in hand. Especially during the cold season brings this specialty festive heat into the glass. In the decorative glass bottle with star motifs, the Weihnachtspflümli is a lovely gift at Christmas time. (20 cl costs 15 euros)Etter-Weihnachts-Pfluemli_b2

Recipes with the Pflümli

Kir Noel:  fill your glass with champagne or sparkling wine and add 2-3 cl liqueur to pro-secco (don’t forget this apéritif is typically served in a flute glass)

Hot Shot: 2 cl hot coffée, 2 cl prune liqueur, 1 1/2 oz whipped cream

Pour hot coffée into a shot glass and gently add the liqueur, so it floats on the coffee. Then add some lightly whipped cream over it.
Tipsy plum compote: Add to 200 ml compote 1-2 tablespoons of liqueur.

Prune liqueur with vanilia flavour: Add to each portion of vanilla ice cream or pudding 2 tablespoons of liqueur.

Orange salad with liqueur: Slice peeled orange and arrange on a plate, pour over 2-3 tablespoons of prune liqueur. It goes also well with wild dear or games!

Plum Coffée: You need for one cup of coffée one tablespoon of liqueur. Add some whipped cream on top.

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