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Heather Honey Schnapps

Heather honey schnapps - based on pure heather honey - has a light to dark golden colour and a rich, aromatic and characteristic taste and aroma.

Serve with ham, chicken, lamb, seafood and cold dishes.

Goes very well also with fruit salad, ice cream, pancakes, cheese, cheesecakes and desserts.

Or use the schnapps in meat dishes, cakes, cookies and fruit sauces.

Very good in strong, black coffee and in a variety of hot teas.

Blends very well with...

Recipe

Use pure heather honey of good quality.

In fact, you can use any good quality honey - there are hundreds of unique flavours to choose from. Try for instance Acacia, Lime, Clover or Sunflower.

However, in this recipe, I have chosen to use heather honey because it makes such a wonderful schnapps.

Direction:

  • In a clean glass jar, combine 350 gram pure heather honey and 1 deciliter boiling water.

  • Add - a little at a time - 35 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Stir until completely blended.

  • Steep for at least 2 months in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake well morning and evening for about a week.

  • Hereafter - shake and taste it from time to time.

Your schnapps is ready now. But some storage (aging) improves the taste. Remember to store in a dark place at room temperature.

If necessary, dilute it to suit your taste with the same type of vodka you used as base. Leave it a couple of days to settle.

Serve your heather honey schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.