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Maple Schnapps

Maple schnapps - based on fresh maple flowers or flower buds - is a very elegant, almost wine like schnapps, with rich, round taste and flavours. Very good as aperitif or after-dinner drink.

Normally a flavoured schnapps should be enjoyed at room temperature, but with maple schnapps you can enjoy it lightly chilled, 8-10°C (46-50°F).

Serve with light foods, desserts, cakes, cheese and cheesecakes.

Or try to add one or two drops to a glass of neutral white wine or dry sparkling wine. Wonderful on a warm summer day or before a meal.

You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Maple schnapps blends very well with...

Recipe

Great Maple LeavesGreat Maple - Acer pseudoplatanus

Use fresh maple flowers or flower buds. Pick them just before bloom or right after.

Direction:

  • If wet - dry the flowers or flower buds in the shadow on a piece of paper towel.

  • Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Fill the jar with flowers or flower buds.

  • Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Let steep for 1-3 days in a dark place at room temperature,
    18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.

  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Store (age) for a couple of days in a dark place at room temperature before serving. Can be stored for almost one year. After that the taste and flavours tend to fade out.

Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your maple schnapps lightly chilled in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.