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Apple Schnapps

Apple schnapps - based on fresh, aromatic apples - has a fresh, fruity taste with wonderful flavours of vanilla and almonds. Enjoy on its own as appetizer or after-dinner drink.

Or serve with dessert, pie, ice cream, fruit salad, chicken, cheese, and cheesecake. Goes very well too with curries and dishes with pork, poultry and fish.

You can also add a little schnapps to your marmalade, jam, jelly, chutney, sauce, or stew. Or any other dish where you would normally use apple cider or juice.

Or turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Apple schnapps blends very well with...


Use fresh, fully ripe and aromatic apples. Wild or cultivated. Organic if available. You can use almost any variety. So start with your favourite one, then try some other varieties.

Apple Tree with red and green apples.


  • Wash and slice 1-2 apples. Leave the skin on.

  • Put them - and also the cores - in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

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

  • Let steep for two months or more 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.

You can serve your apple schnapps after it has settled for a couple of days in a dark place at room temperature. But some storage (aging) will improve the flavours. Taste it from time to time to find 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 apple 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.