Clove Schnapps

Clove schnapps - based on dried clove flower buds - is a strong-flavoured, very spicy, aromatic and warming schnapps with a golden colour.

It's mainly used to blend with other schnappses.

Or used in desserts, marmalades, ice creams, fruit salads, apple pies, marinades, soups, fish and meat sauces, barbecue sauces, pork dishes, tea, and mulled wine.

It can also be used in liqueur making.

Blends very well with...


For best result, use whole, dried clove flower buds (cloves). The cloves must be of good quality - oily and dark brown.

Whole dried cloves on a bamboo cutting board.


  • Put 10 whole cloves in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Add 25 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Let steep for 2 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 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 clove 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. 

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