German and Dutch term for spirits.
(schnopps) is a spirit distilled from potatoes or grain. Called schnapps in Scandinavian countries and Germany, it is called vodka elsewhere.
any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
The word "schnapps" (from the German Schnappen, to snap) refers to a mixture of vodka, gin, brandy or other spirit. In Scandanavia the word is snaps and almost always means Akvavit. In the U.S. the term has taken on a new meaning to identify a whole new generation of intensely flavored, sweet, inexpensive liqueurs of moderate strength (22 to 30% alcohol by volume). The Dekuyper brands of Applebarrel and Peachtree schnapps, while not the first in the U.S market,are generally credited with launching the schnapps craze due to a technical breakthrough that yielded a fresh rather than cooked fruit flavor. Other flavors such as cola, cinnamon, rootbeer, tropical(hot shot), butter scotch, strawberry hazelnut, lemonade, apricot, peppermint, blueberry, bubble gum, tequila, and numerous others are making the schnapps a dominant force in the liqueur market. The most unique schnapps has to be Gold schnapps, which is peppermint schnapps with very fine flakes of gold foil added in.
A light bodied, often colored and sweetly flavored liqueur.
dry European spirit. Popular flavors include apple, peppermint, peach, black cherry, cinnamon, and wild berry.
(alc. 24-35%) Using plain spirit as the base, these products have been flavoured and sweetened to create a relatively new category of liqueurs. Peach is still the most popular flavour but others such as apple, orange, peppermint and root-beer have also appeared and just as quickly disappeared.
To replace 2 tablespoons of schnapps, add 1 teaspoon of a corresponding flavored extract.
Taken from the German word for "snap" it traditionally refers to small amounts of spirits ( usually vodka or brandy) consumed neat , in one quick gulp. Over time it has also come to refer to the collection of flavoured ( generally sweet) liqueurs featuring fruit flavours such as apple and peaches. Other flavours such as butterscotch and cinanamon have been created opening a new market and growing the category known as Schnapps.
Schnapps is a type of distilled beverage. The word Schnapps is derived from the German word Schnaps.