Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Reindeer Meat

When I was in Helsinki I went to a restaurant called Zetor, it had a casual feel with dark wooden floors. I ordered smoked reindeer soup with cheese and rye breadcrumbs. The soup had a strong flavour and the meat was quite tender.

Reindeer Soup

In Finland I saw lots of reindeer products, including reindeer sandwiches and jerky.

Long Drink

In preparation for the 1952 Summer Olympics Finland introduced Long Drink. This drink consists of gin and grapefruit, appears cloudy and is usually served in a tall glass. It was really refreshing and tasted of gin and tonic crossed with vodka and lemonade.

Long Drink

It was available in every bar I went into in Helsinki and I recommend any gin lovers try it.