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Sweet gale schnapps - based on fresh, young sweet gale leaves - is one of the most popular flavoured schnappses here in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries.
It's produced commercially, but the homemade schnapps tastes much, much better.
It's a sweetish and very aromatic schnapps with a wonderful taste and fragrance.
When just made the colour is light green. But during storage the colour changes to yellow or light brown.
Enjoy on its own - or serve with seafoods, soups, stews, cheese or cold dishes such as the Danish smorgasbord.
Or add it to bitter chocolate desserts.
Use fresh, young sweet gale leaves.
You can pick and use the leaves throughout the season.
But you get the best result if you pick the newly full-blown leaves during springtime.
You can freeze the leaves for later use. Just remember to defrost them in the vodka.
You can serve your sweet gale schnapps after it has settled for a couple of days.
But the schnapps gets even better if you store (age) it for a couple of months or more - in a dark place at room temperature.
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 sweet gale 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.