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Caraway Schnapps

Caraway schnapps - based on the seeds from the caraway plant - is a very aromatic, mild and smooth schnapps. Has a light golden colour and unique flavours.

Serve with crayfish, marinated herring, fish, Danish smorgasbord, pork, solid meals, stews, cheese, and salads.

Or add the schnapps to soups, stews, goulash, sauerkraut, coleslaw, barbecue sauces, breads, cheese spreads, salad dressings or dishes, where you would normally use caraway.

You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Caraway schnapps blends very well with...


For best result, use fresh caraway seeds. Gather them when they are fully ripe - that is when they have turned into a brown or grey-brown colour. You can use dried caraway seeds, just make sure they are not too old.

Caraway seeds


  • Put 2 teaspoons caraway seeds in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Cover the seeds with 1-2 deciliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof).

  • Let steep for a week 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 month or so in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

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 caraway 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.