Pairing with BLUBB at The Chedi Andermatt. Experience fantastic cocktail creations with a cigar here in the mountains. The pursuit of sensual pleasure and enjoyment is a doctrine founded in antiquity. According to it, it is the highest ethical principle. It is called hedonism.
This is the pillar of well-being, according to the doctrine. Inspired by this ancient concept, bar manager Marie Gerber and her team have designed the new cocktail menu in The Bar and Living Room at The Chedi Andermatt. The "sober" and "non-sober" drinks, created with great passion, represent the questing pleasure that takes guests into the world of the Greek gods and mythology and at the same time inspires reflection. And where better to philosophize than in the The Chedi Andermatt?
Photos of the cocktails: Amir Kaufmann / Pleasure reading tip: Marie Gerber and the extraordinary cigar concept at The Chedi Andermatt.
22 new drinks: Melt-in-your-mouth pairing
The 22 new drinks from the pen of talented bar manager Marie Gerber and her team combine mixology and mythology in liquid form. Marie Gerber has a perfect command of the art of cocktail creation, preparation and serving, as well as the craft of mixing. She knows which components love each other in the glass and merge to create an exciting pairing. Her latest creations, which all bear the names of Greek gods and pay homage to mythology, are anything but classic.
From slightly bitter to sweet and salty, from refreshing to strong: the unconventional cocktails are surprising in terms of taste and appearance and play with contrasts and controversies that are also thought-provoking - as the topic of sustainability plays a key role. Mixology craftsmanship and storytelling at its best!
It's cocktail o'clock and pairing with a cigar
Drinking from a reusable plastic container at The Chedi Andermatt with a 100 percent biodegradable rice straw? The sea god "Poseidon" makes it possible. The fresh, sour and slightly bitter drink based on gin and sake reflects the Asian character of the 5-star deluxe hotel, which has the most exquisite sake collection in Switzerland. It is both a flavorful ode to the oceans and, in the same sip, a warning signal that the seas are being increasingly polluted and thus destroyed by oil and plastic. Marie Gerber interprets the oil in the form of an Assam tea-soy reduction.
The Chedi Andermatt is a divine place to spend the night, but you shouldn't fall asleep at the bar. "Hypnos", the god of sleep, is a slightly bitter, purple-colored drink with a controversial note that takes you a little way into the land of dreams. Not too strong, the playfulness of the ingredients is what makes it so special. The melatonin is found in the lavender and cherry liqueur and, in combination with the caffeine of the clarified, colorless cola made by Marie Gerber, is just the right mix.
And how should we imagine "Zeus", the father of the gods? As a golden dwarf with blue cotton candy and a clear message. The drink is intended to encourage people to think and act more sustainably. Climate change is omnipresent and the combination of tropical and spicy flavors represents global warming. Incidentally, anyone who orders the messenger of the gods "Hermes" will receive a secret message with the strong cocktail.
Ecstasy without alcohol: pairing with a cigar - and you stay sober
Non-alcoholic cocktails can be spectacular. The best proof of this is provided by The Chedi Andermatt, which devotes a great deal of attention to them. "The variety and quality of non-alcoholic spirits is constantly increasing, opening up completely new possibilities for us as bartenders. At the same time, a trend towards non-alcoholic cocktails is emerging," says Marie Gerber, explaining her newfound passion for the world of zero-percent mixology.
"Pan" - god of the forest and nature - takes guests outside with non-alcoholic wine made from blueberries. Fresh, bitter-fruity and served in a wobbly tumbler, the drink, which is reminiscent of an Americano, triggers a placebo effect. Many people - with or without a buzz - forget to take care of nature. A cocktail that encourages reflection and more mindfulness.
In Greek mythology, "Dionysus" represents, among other things, the god of wine and ecstasy. But in the 5-star deluxe hotel, he does not need any alcoholic spirits at all. Vermouth and sparkling wine transport guests into an alcohol-free ecstasy, where they can stay sober and enjoy it better. Controversy has never been so enjoyable, even the gods can't resist it.
About The Chedi Andermatt
Surrounded by the wonderful nature and year-round beauty of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt elegantly blends in with the classic Andermatt ski chalets that characterize the image of this timelessly charming resort in the Ursern Valley. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects, the 5-star deluxe hotel, which opened in 2013, perfectly blends authentic Swiss alpine chic with Asian style.
Traditional materials such as warm woods and natural stone create an intimate and stylish atmosphere. This is reflected in the 123 spacious guest rooms and suites as well as in the hotel's comprehensive facilities. These include: The Restaurant, The Japanese Restaurant, The Chalet (only open in the winter months), The Bar and Living Room, The Lobby, The Courtyard, The Wine and Cigar Library and the 2,400 square meter The Spa and Health Club.
With the gourmet restaurant The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt at 2,344 meters above sea level, the hotel operates the highest Japanese restaurant in Switzerland. In addition, The Japanese Restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star since 2017 and The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt since 2021. The Chedi Andermatt was repeatedly awarded the top ranking by the Forbes Travel Guide in 2021 and remains one of the best hotels in the world. Further information: www.thechediandermatt.com