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Sweet woodruff schnapps - based on fresh sweet woodruff leaves or flower buds - has a verdigris green colour, changing to light yellow after some time.
It has a fresh, aromatic and very enjoyable taste of woods and flowers.
Very good as appetizer - or turned into a liqueur.
Use either fresh sweet woodruff leaves or flower buds.
Leaves: Pick the leaves - the top shoots - just before bloom. Or right after. That's when they are most aromatic.
Flower buds: Pick only the fully developed flower buds just before they start to open. Or right after.
You can dry the leaves in the shadow for a couple of days before steeping - but I don't recommend it.
The result is usually a very sweet schnapps - almost sickening.
That's because the active constituent coumarin is developed during the drying process.
Nevertheless, I know people who prefer their sweet woodruff schnapps made that way. So, I suggest you make just a little portion and taste if you like it.
Your sweet woodruff schnapps is ready now. There is no need to store it - storage (aging) doesn't improve the flavours. On the contrary.
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 woodruff 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.